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PolitiFact Wisconsin: Tax cut tug-of-war

Posted at 6:56 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 19:56:19-05

Tax cuts have become the first political tug or war between Republicans in the Madison and Democrat Gov. Tony Evers.

This week Evers vetoed the GOP plan but he still wants his own.

PolitiFact Wisconsin with the Truth O Meter on who has the best plan?

Middle class voters are the center of attention in a political battle between Republicans and Democrats over tax cuts and who has the better plan?

Republican state representative John Nygren claims the GOP plan stands out as the best.

"He said the Republican passed tax cut plan is better for those making under $100,000 a year because 88% of its relief goes to folks who are in that range," said Greg Borowski with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

PolitiFact Wisconsin says the Republican tax cut plan totals $338 million. But the Democrats plan generates $441 million in tax savings

"So while the Democrats give a smaller percentage to people who are in that group under $100,000, it's a much larger pie," said Borowski.

Let's do the math.

The GOP plan provided a higher percentage but lower dollar amount. The Democratic plan was just the opposite with a higher dollar amount but lower percentage.

"At the end of the day those in that group get $328 million in relief from the Democrats but just under $300 million in relief from the Republican," said Borowski.

PolitiFact Wisconsin rated this claim Half True.