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Walker campaign: Releases ad featuring Wisconsin farmer contrasting Scott Walker’s lower taxes with Tony Evers’ plans to raise taxes on family farms
Ad shows how Scott Walker reduced taxes on farmers while Tony Evers would raise property, income, and gas taxes

[Madison, Wis.] – Today, the Walker campaign launched a new TV ad featuring a Wisconsin farmer named Cal, owner of a third generation family farm, showing the harmful effect Tony Evers’ plans to raise taxes would have on farmers across the state. In contrast to Governor Walker’s bold leadership that has helped farmers across the state by reducing their tax burden with the Manufacturing and Agriculture Tax Credit and other tax cuts, Tony Evers would increase income and property taxes, and also said raising the gas tax by up to $1 per gallon is “on the table.”

Tony Evers’ reckless plans to raise property taxes, income taxes, and gas taxes will take Wisconsin backward – hurting job creators and families across the state. Under Governor Walker’s bold leadership, property and income taxes are lower than they were in 2010 and he has made record actual-dollar investments in our priorities without raising taxes.  He has a bold agenda to continue reducing the tax burden on Wisconsin families and keep Wisconsin working for generations to come.

You can watch the ad featuring Cal’s story, entitled “Tony Evers: You Just Can’t Do That” here.  You can find more details on Tony Evers plan to raise taxes on family farms here.​

Cal: Our family has farmed this farm for three generations.

It’s the future for our daughter and her family and we’d like to have them have a better start than what we did.

Governor Walker’s agricultural tax credit and lower property taxes have helped family farms like ours and we just built a grain bin with the savings.

Tony Evers is going to raise taxes on farms, he’s going to increase property taxes, and he’s going to raise the gas tax too.

That’ll hurt family farms like ours, and you just can’t do that.

The spot will run on television as well as on a range of online and social media platforms. It is the latest in a series of ads the Walker campaign is running on the governor’s strong record of getting positive things done and his plans for more bold reform to keep Wisconsin working for generations to come.

Soon after the Walker campaign began to contrast the governor’s record with his opponent’s, Evers admitted that he would raise a wide variety of taxes – including property, income, and gas taxes – while refusing to say by how much and claiming to the people of Wisconsin that the increases will be “reasonable.” Specifically, Tony Evers has said he would eliminate the Manufacturing and Agriculture Tax Credit that provides valuable income tax relief to family farms and other job creators across the state.

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