It's understandable when a professional basketball team says 'everything's on the table' after posting a record-tying home losing streak OR for congress to suggest that's what it will take to avoid a government shutdown.
Twin Cities Excerpt:
Walker's plan to borrow $1.3 billion for roads has also run into bipartisan opposition. Vos wants to reduce the borrowing by about $300 million and said he is considering raising the $75 vehicle registration fee. Republicans have talked about an increase of $25 to $35.
"Everything's on the table," said Republican Rep. John Nygren, co-chairman of the Legislature's budget-writing Joint Finance Committee.
But hearing "everything's on the table" from the same legislators after they giddily shoved four years of Laffer-based growth economics down our throats is an admittance that those "reforms," if I dare call them that, have utterly failed.
With failed policies in hand, Wisconsin republicans are now suggesting "new" tax revenue will have to come directly from the wallets of Wisconsin taxpayers in the form of income-blind and growth-stagnant registration fees and so on. Tax policy doesn't get more regressive than that.