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MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) President/CEO Kurt Bauer issued the following statement after Democrat gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers told the Washington Post on Friday that he won’t raise taxes if elected:

“Tony Evers is engaging in an eleventh-hour ‘Extreme Makeover’ on taxes, and it’s not credible. Evers has spent the last six months repeatedly talking about his plans to raise taxes on manufacturing jobs, raise taxes on farmers, raise taxes on small businesses, raise property taxes and raise the gas tax by as much as $1 per gallon. Apparently, he is hoping voters have amnesia and won’t remember his frequent promises to raise taxes. Voters and the media should demand that Evers explain how he will keep his promise to increase government spending by billions of dollars without raising taxes. The answer is he can’t. The math doesn’t work.”

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