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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  • signed 2014-03-05 19:33:55 -0600
    Another reason why the GOP is losing—you have lost sight of what the public needs. It is amazing how many times in the last few years that you all do not have a clue!
  • signed 2014-03-05 19:29:25 -0600
  • signed 2014-03-05 19:24:21 -0600
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-05 19:15:07 -0600
    Sign the petition: Graduated Tax Petition
  • signed 2014-03-05 19:14:27 -0600
    I oppose any change that increases our individual taxes. As a retiree I can’t afford to pay more taxes.
  • signed 2014-03-05 19:13:05 -0600
  • signed 2014-03-05 19:09:52 -0600
    let the increase expire and keep the flat tax. Springfield has proved it can’t be trusted with our money.
  • signed 2014-03-05 19:08:37 -0600
  • signed 2014-03-05 19:05:28 -0600
  • signed 2014-03-05 19:01:23 -0600
    I might have an inkling of sympathy for this IF – and only IF – the unions did their share and IF the legislature cut the budget. You have already raised by income tax 67% – it’s time for all parties to chip in.
  • signed 2014-03-05 18:55:24 -0600
    This hits all, low income, middle income, retired – minimal income, etc.
  • signed 2014-03-05 18:49:01 -0600
  • signed 2014-02-28 15:34:07 -0600
  • signed 2014-02-28 07:58:18 -0600
    Thanks Tom for standing up to Madigan
  • signed 2014-02-27 22:09:35 -0600
  • signed 2014-02-27 18:04:07 -0600
  • signed 2014-02-27 16:56:07 -0600
  • signed 2014-02-27 07:43:16 -0600
  • signed 2014-02-25 20:17:02 -0600
  • signed 2014-02-25 18:33:55 -0600
    Don’t these people realize that if they put in a graduated tax the state will likely have less money after all the businesses and higher income individuals leave the state.
  • signed 2014-02-25 09:19:19 -0600
  • signed 2014-02-25 08:32:51 -0600
  • signed 2014-02-24 23:24:10 -0600
    Enough already with all these taxes!
  • signed via 2014-02-24 17:53:20 -0600
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-24 12:29:06 -0600
    Sign the petition: Graduated Tax Petition
  • signed 2014-02-24 12:27:58 -0600
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-24 12:18:43 -0600
    Sign the petition: Graduated Tax Petition
  • signed 2014-02-24 12:10:06 -0600
    As a small business owner (S-Corp) I do not believe it’s fair to penalize individuals’ income when the business income flows through. We are not realizing personal wealth from our business income.
  • signed 2014-02-24 04:03:17 -0600
    Oppose the graduated income tax, repeal the “temporary” income tax increase and live on a balanced budget, like every citizen, every family, every farmer and every business must do !!!!
  • signed 2014-02-23 22:23:15 -0600