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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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-18 11:37:48 -0600
    Sign the petition: Graduated Tax Petition
  • Bob Doerr
    signed 2014-02-18 11:24:50 -0600
  • Mark Walden
    signed 2014-02-18 09:31:33 -0600
    TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY!!!
  • Jeff Strate
    signed 2014-02-18 08:57:57 -0600
  • Robert Johns
    signed 2014-02-18 08:02:12 -0600
  • Leslie Reid
    signed 2014-02-18 05:57:41 -0600
    The last temporary tax increase produced no reduction in spending. I am at a point in my life where I could become a resident of another state. Democrats do not have a record of running anything that should make one proud long term.
  • Vicki Wittland
    signed 2014-02-17 19:47:54 -0600
  • Michael Meyer
    signed 2014-02-17 18:46:11 -0600
  • Ronald Brey
    signed 2014-02-17 16:51:04 -0600
    Illinoisan Milton Friedman had it right - Flat Tax. The progressive tax going after the rich and middle class for more operating funds smells of desperation. The flat tax tells the voters exactly how well the politicians are doing-going from 3% to 5% said a lot. Hedging on the mandate to go to 3-3/4% (still higher than 3%) says the governor is either bad with numbers or unrealistic or just needs votes. And the legislature was happy to oblige. How does a liberal state like Washington operate with no income tax and a sales tax not much higher than Illinois? Are we continuing to do things wrong? Instead of Illinois hoisting its sails for loftier destinations (via companies and people wanting to come to Illinois), the masts are empty, and we are hoping we don’t crash on the rocks. Let’s show that Illinois has some gumption and stick with the flat tax.
  • Gary Koteles
    signed 2014-02-17 16:14:31 -0600
  • Theodore Cloyd
    signed 2014-02-17 15:54:51 -0600
  • Maureen Koteles
    signed 2014-02-17 15:33:00 -0600
  • James Staten
    signed 2014-02-17 15:32:50 -0600
  • Dorothy Madey
    signed 2014-02-17 15:18:45 -0600
  • Jill Grove
    signed 2014-02-17 15:15:50 -0600
  • Ken Dull
    signed via 2014-02-17 15:01:27 -0600
  • Judy Kirkpatrick
    signed 2014-02-17 14:48:27 -0600
  • Dennis Flanagan
    signed 2014-02-17 14:30:18 -0600
  • Eve Kirk
    signed 2014-02-17 14:20:25 -0600
    No graduated tax or I move out of state
  • Kenneth Eakman
    signed 2014-02-17 13:53:01 -0600
  • Ronald Billy
    signed 2014-02-17 13:37:31 -0600
  • Benjamin Mabry
    signed 2014-02-17 13:23:57 -0600
  • George Wurtzinger
    signed 2014-02-17 13:14:39 -0600
    Thank you, Joe, for your efforts.


    I don’t think I’m alone when I say additional taxes should mean improved services. We aren’t getting our money’s worth now.


    The Madigan clan has to be stopped!


    Please help Illinois shed its cloak of being the Detroit of states.
  • Edward Stein
    signed 2014-02-17 13:13:04 -0600
  • Charles Hull
    signed 2014-02-17 07:23:42 -0600
  • William Connolly
    signed 2014-02-16 14:48:27 -0600
  • Gerald Thompson
    signed 2014-02-16 11:44:16 -0600
    If illinois cant AFFORD some of its programs they must be eliminated!!! Its time to do something about the MESS you politicians have got all of our citizens into !!!! Working class people in Illinois can barely prosper and all springfield wants to do is increase the BURDEN . As for people LEAVING this state GOOD BYE!!!! A LARGE % of them are leaving BECAUSE their GOV. give-aways are are in DECLINE, and are going to states that will GIVE THEM MORE!!! The only reason there were here in the FIRST PLACE was the GENEROUS FREEBIES ILL. has provided. Some of which working people could not AFFORD!!
  • Jonathan Wallace
    followed this page 2014-02-16 10:49:19 -0600
  • Randy Leffler
    signed 2014-02-16 10:47:23 -0600
    Please continue to fight this outrageous taxation proposal by the Democrooks!! They are solely responsible for the mess that this state finds itself in.
  • Steve Lanaghan
    signed via 2014-02-15 22:33:13 -0600