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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  • Becky Warning
    signed 2014-02-15 14:27:40 -0600
  • Van Havel
    signed 2014-02-15 09:37:26 -0600
  • Kenneth Bevering
    signed 2014-02-14 23:06:38 -0600
  • Suzanne Baker
    signed 2014-02-14 22:59:55 -0600
    Flat tax is not a good idea for the state o Illinois, making this state a more tax friendly state for new business as well as established businesses is the way we should move. You tax us to death and sooner or later we will all leave for greener pastures.
  • Richard White
    signed 2014-02-14 21:50:53 -0600
  • Mary Wellen
    signed 2014-02-14 21:40:45 -0600
  • Rebecca Chandler
    signed 2014-02-14 21:26:28 -0600
  • Michael Jackson
    signed 2014-02-14 18:45:11 -0600
  • Michael Lilley
    signed 2014-02-14 16:40:02 -0600
    Illinois legislators wanting to implement a progressive, vs. a flat tax, need to stop treating this state’s citizens like cash cows to be milked at the whim of the governmental elite. Cut spending. Our so-called “leaders” in Springfield need to learn to live within their means, instead of fleecing the public at increasingly confiscatory rates. We stand with Representative Meier.
  • Michael Entrup
    signed 2014-02-14 16:30:50 -0600
  • Kenneth Campbell
    signed 2014-02-14 16:21:28 -0600
    Fix the problem of over spending and DO something to make this state more attractive to businesses and leave the tax model alone.
  • Michael Inman
    signed 2014-02-14 15:46:20 -0600
    I would also like to sign a petition against the gun registration proposed by the new Nazi Socialist congresswoman from Chicago.
  • Larry Carli
    signed 2014-02-14 15:45:35 -0600
  • Robert Kueker
    signed 2014-02-14 15:41:38 -0600
  • Gary Seals
    signed 2014-02-14 15:07:04 -0600
    Additional taxes just creates more spending. Common sense tells you to cut spending when you can’t afford to pay for what you owe now. You don’t put out a fire by giving it more fuel.
  • Jason Huelsmann
    signed 2014-02-14 14:46:22 -0600
  • Marvin Rabe
    signed 2014-02-14 14:37:45 -0600
  • Donald Davis
    signed 2014-02-14 10:41:59 -0600
  • Jon Peterson
    signed 2014-02-14 10:13:54 -0600
  • Sheryl Mack
    signed 2014-02-13 11:02:47 -0600
    PLEASE hang tough on this one!
  • James Zay
    signed 2014-02-12 09:23:44 -0600
  • Patricia Seeley Hadley
    signed 2014-02-12 07:14:57 -0600
    Can’t afford this!! I’m on Disability and am struggling now to keep our house!
  • Evangeline Miller
    signed 2014-02-11 21:35:07 -0600
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-11 14:11:31 -0600
    Sign the petition: Graduated Tax Petition
  • Grace Kern
    signed 2014-02-11 14:10:19 -0600
  • Anthony D'Anca
    signed 2014-02-11 09:23:30 -0600
  • Rod Drobinski
    signed 2014-02-11 08:16:17 -0600
  • Richard Carter
    signed 2014-02-11 07:59:02 -0600
  • Larry Birkner
    signed 2014-02-11 07:22:59 -0600
  • mark decker
    signed 2014-02-10 17:42:08 -0600