We believe that taxes should only be used to fund the necessary, core functions of government. By adhering to this basic principal, a rational tax policy does the least amount of damage to families and businesses, limits the size of government and stimulates economic growth. It is our goal to help promote pro-growth tax policies on the national, state and local levels in order to enhance America’s competitiveness in a global market place and improve the lives of all American citizens.
Today, the average American will work the first one hundred and eight days of the year just to pay their yearly tax obligation to federal and state government. When the projected expenses due to the federal budget deficit is added to the individual tax burden, tax freedom day is another twenty one days later in the year. That means that every penny the average American’s earns from January 1st until May 9th goes to feed government spending. In 2013, Americans will pay $2.76 trillion in federal taxes and $1.45 trillion in state taxes, for a total tax bill of $4.22 trillion. Despite this heavy tax burden, the Federal Budget deficit now stands at almost $1 trillion and high tax states like California and Illinois are on the brink of bankruptcy. These onerous tax policies stunt national and personal economic growth, leaving American families less able to afford basic needs like food, clothing and shelter. In order to effect positive tax reform, the Wisconsin Club for Growth works with all levels of government to simplify tax policy and reduce the overall tax-burden for both individuals and businesses.
- Help to elect national, state and local representatives committed to pro-growth tax reform
- Support the simplification of tax laws so that people more easily understand their tax obligations
- Promote policy that reduces the size of government and controls government spending
- Reform both national and state entitlement programs to reduce future financial obligations
Work to improve the U.S. and Wisconsin business climates in order to stimulate investment and create jobs