Graduated Tax Petition - Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin

Graduated Tax Petition

We, the undersigned, oppose the Democrats' Graduated Income Tax proposal. Under current Illinois law, the individual income tax rate will be 3.75 percent in 2015. Under a new plan, however, a higher 4 percent rate kicks in for people earning just $18,000. That income tax rate targets Illinois’ working class. 

Click here to learn more about the House GOP position. 

Please SIGN and SHARE our petition below to oppose this tax increase.

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  • Donna Benedict
    signed via 2014-03-06 08:04:28 -0600
  • susan king
    signed 2014-03-06 08:01:37 -0600
  • Kimberly White
    signed 2014-03-06 07:59:04 -0600
  • Hildegard Hendricks
    signed 2014-03-06 07:55:56 -0600
  • John Reese
    signed 2014-03-06 07:54:49 -0600
  • John Wolfram
    signed 2014-03-06 07:54:34 -0600
  • Ralph Myers
    signed 2014-03-06 07:53:38 -0600
  • Michael Krantz
    signed 2014-03-06 07:51:57 -0600
    Illinois is the worst state in the Country right behind Ca. Highest debt, State employees who can retire in their 50’s while everyday taxpayers like me must work into your late 60’s!!! Vote Republican!

    I am a Tea Party Republican! Illinois should be ashamed, Democrats should be booted out! Michael Krantz
  • Jerry Cizek
    signed 2014-03-06 07:50:51 -0600
  • Greg Bossingham
    signed 2014-03-06 07:47:37 -0600
  • John Shetterly
    signed 2014-03-06 07:46:46 -0600
  • Roger Dickman
    signed 2014-03-06 07:40:13 -0600
  • Teryl Hammerschick
    signed 2014-03-06 07:39:55 -0600
    I cant wait to move out of this corrupt state. The way its going its only going to be teachers and municipal workers that want to live here. Our state is a disgrace. FYI – The rich will just move out and people who cannot afford to move will be forced to stay here and pay the price .
  • Jason Bland
    signed 2014-03-06 07:35:33 -0600
  • Charles Costa
    signed 2014-03-06 07:35:33 -0600
  • John Romeo
    signed 2014-03-06 07:33:02 -0600
  • Sue Kenter
    signed 2014-03-06 07:31:33 -0600
  • Jill Busby
    signed 2014-03-06 07:31:12 -0600
  • Frank Casarotto
    signed 2014-03-06 07:29:58 -0600
  • Kevin Chamberlain
    signed 2014-03-06 07:26:27 -0600
  • Janet Strait
    signed 2014-03-06 07:24:34 -0600
    Rather than passing legislation that will profoundly affect so many working low-income people, the State needs to pass a pension reform that actually has some substance to it. This includes changing to a type 401K retirement plan as so many industries had to do because of the exorbitant burden on our Illinois companies. I am disgusted that Illinois’s bills are so deeply in arrears. Ditto that for all the years Legislators allowed AND voted for constantly underfunding Illinois’ pension responsibility. There is no doubt the State needs to reduce expenses rather than taxing residents more. I want legislators who will perform their job in the manner we expect and deserve. This is where the upmost priority lies not with the constant self-serving, job protection mode of operation. Who in private industry would retain their position if job performance is not in the best interest of their company.
  • Timothy Shafer
    signed 2014-03-06 07:21:35 -0600
  • jeff kuna
    signed 2014-03-06 07:20:15 -0600
  • Traci Plut
    signed 2014-03-06 07:19:28 -0600
  • Robin Hicks
    signed 2014-03-06 07:19:07 -0600
  • Rodger Schott
    signed 2014-03-06 07:17:49 -0600
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-06 07:17:09 -0600
    Please sign the petition: Graduated Tax Petition - let Springfield know that you want them to spend less first.
  • William Russin
    signed 2014-03-06 07:16:45 -0600
  • Mark Janowski
    signed 2014-03-06 07:14:34 -0600
    Illinois has both spending and leadership problems. For the democrats that represent my district – I will be checking how you vote on this piece of legislation and I will remember how you voted when I vote.
  • Rebecca Amen
    signed 2014-03-06 07:14:11 -0600
    Quit pounding the lower and middle-income workers. The graduated tax hits everyone who is working for living. Basically, the only people exempt are those receiving unemployment, people working only part-time jobs, and kids working after school. At this rate, some of my family members would make more money on unemployment than working. I don’t think that is the message we want to send.