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. 

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  • Bernard Jones
    signed 2014-02-19 15:04:35 -0600
  • Madonna Edelman
    signed 2014-02-19 14:55:57 -0600
  • Leah Bohlmann
    signed 2014-02-19 14:55:48 -0600
  • Donald Wilson
    signed 2014-02-19 14:33:25 -0600
  • Chad McGinnis
    signed 2014-02-19 14:24:46 -0600
    no tax increase. go back to 2010 before the Governor Quinn exchanged jobs for votes of lame duck reps
  • Jerry Kalinsky
    signed 2014-02-19 14:22:17 -0600
  • George Bowman
    signed 2014-02-19 14:20:21 -0600
    A ridiculous idea for politicians to extend their power further into the pockets of ordinary citizens. We need changes in government urgently starting at the top.
  • Craig Riecks
    signed 2014-02-19 14:12:20 -0600
    The ACA tax I pay as a employer upsets me tremendously. We do all we can to cut costs and survive, but wham – I get to fund ACA. It should really be titled UCA – unaffordable care act. I’m sure you’ve heard that one.


    Our open enrollment was 12/1 last year. I’ve already asked my agent that kind of premium increase I’ll have later this year. He said to expect 15-25%. Great!


    Our sales at the Paxton IGA have been down the last 4 years. Our customer count is at its lowest in 20+ years. We need help – not more expenses.
  • Steven Kuhn
    signed via 2014-02-19 13:57:51 -0600
  • Michael Sheets
    signed 2014-02-19 13:43:02 -0600
    Thought the last state income tax raise was temporary. Oh I get it, it was, until they raise it again. Once again we see the the only thing the Dems. are good at running is their mouth.
  • Christine Heffernan
    signed 2014-02-19 13:15:09 -0600
  • Bruce Scarbeary
    signed 2014-02-19 13:02:22 -0600
  • Timothy Lewis
    signed 2014-02-19 12:58:55 -0600
  • Steven Cooper
    signed 2014-02-19 12:56:38 -0600
  • Jacob Trom
    signed 2014-02-19 12:56:30 -0600
    Government is a funny thing. They are the only ones that can make their boss give them a raise to balance their budget. We, the people of Illinois, are the boss of politicians. I don’t have the luxury of telling my boss to give me a raise so I can keep my level of living. I have to make cuts to my budget and remove expenditures to get it to balance. Springfield needs to do the same. It might hurt some, but people become tougher when tested.
  • Darrell Traylor
    signed 2014-02-19 12:55:42 -0600
    About 90% of all Illinois elected officials need to be defeated, Something like a blood transfusion, with some honesty and morals. Term limits need to be set 2 terms for house of representatives and one term for Senate and 10 years for Judges subject to automatic recall vote each election cycle. Lower pay to State average for private employees.
  • Mary Neubecker
    signed 2014-02-19 12:55:40 -0600
    More tax schemes robs EVERY citizen of their money and ability to control their own lives; thus a huge attack on their Constitutional liberties.
  • Ron Burdick
    signed 2014-02-19 12:50:39 -0600
  • Thomas Jablonski
    signed 2014-02-19 12:46:11 -0600
  • Bill West
    signed 2014-02-19 12:43:31 -0600
  • Paul MacKinlay
    signed 2014-02-19 12:43:28 -0600
  • Timothy Knecht
    signed 2014-02-19 12:38:56 -0600
  • David Cockrell
    signed 2014-02-19 12:37:09 -0600
  • Corey Tavenner
    signed 2014-02-19 12:33:54 -0600
  • April Peters
    signed 2014-02-19 12:28:35 -0600
  • Matthew Kanosky
    signed 2014-02-19 12:27:49 -0600
    Why should my taxes increase to pay for programs for all of the ILLEGALS that call this state a sanctuary state, and all of the lazy people scamming the system for a free ride. I work hard for the money that I make. I should not be forced to give any to a bunch of freeloaders and ILLEGALS! !!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Debra Cagley
    signed 2014-02-19 12:22:59 -0600
  • Virginia Peschke
    signed 2014-02-19 12:20:04 -0600
  • Kari Rankins
    signed 2014-02-19 12:15:11 -0600
    I am tired of Illinois sucking the blood out of citizens, get control of finances and act fiscally responsible instead of always going to the people! This state is out of control and has a lack of appreciation for its citizens!
  • Clarence Bobikewicz
    signed 2014-02-19 12:07:10 -0600