RUSHVILLE — Big Tim Wysong is an American hero, and Big Tim is with us tonight.
Our budget makes a clear commitment to Hoosiers who have served their
uniform by investing more money in job training and certifying Veteran
I have also set a goal to procure 3 percent of state contracts from
businesses. They stepped forward for us, now it's our turn.
And, finally, our budget puts taxpayers first.
Government should only collect what it needs. When government collects
it needs, it should return that money to the hardworking taxpayers who
in the first place. That's why I'm proposing we lower income taxes by 10
across the board, for every Hoosier over the next two years
Hoosiers work hard. They labor in a fragile economy. They save and invest
families and businesses and family farms. Why wouldn't we want them to
of what they earn?
Now, I know there are some who say we have to choose between letting the
of Indiana keep more of their hard-earned dollars and meeting the state's
As our budget clearly shows, we can do both.
The budget I submitted last week is honestly balanced, funds our
by 10 percent the tax bill Hoosiers currently pay, and still maintains
well in excess of the resources we would need to meet emergency and
So let's be honest with our fellow Hoosiers: We can afford to do this.
But why cut taxes now?
First, at a time when federal taxes have just gone up on all working
small businesses and family farms and our medical device industry, now
ever, Hoosiers could use some tax relief.
Second, this reduction in taxes will unleash half a billion dollars into
voluntary economy every year. Letting Hoosiers keep more dollars to
or save will be good for Indiana families and businesses.