Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker made national headlines this week by announcing his intention to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights. He even threatened to call out the National Guard to back up this claim. The bombastic proposal was presented as a part of plan to close the state’s $137 million budget shortfall. The real kicker to Walker’s budget dreams is that while hacking away at public workers he also intends to lower tax rates. Quite a feat, and it raises issues about just what the tax situation is in the state.