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. 

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  • kenneth kramer
    signed 2014-03-06 22:49:25 -0600
    The State of Illinois should have NO Sales TAXES on FOOD. and today since there are more people out of work, people that are helping these people by buying food for food pantries, also should not be paying taxes. Do you realize how much more food could be purchased for these people if we did not pay taxes. Also do you realize how much our economy would grow. Prove me wrong. Give it a try.
  • Clarenda Johnson
    signed 2014-03-06 22:26:38 -0600
  • Todd Landon
    signed 2014-03-06 22:23:46 -0600
  • Steve Moss
    signed 2014-03-06 22:04:00 -0600
  • John H.  Heydt
    signed 2014-03-06 21:34:59 -0600
  • John Henderson
    signed 2014-03-06 21:13:46 -0600
  • john Costello
    signed 2014-03-06 21:07:18 -0600
  • Anthony Tam
    signed 2014-03-06 21:00:29 -0600
  • Ronald Schultz
    signed 2014-03-06 20:52:06 -0600
  • Hesham Rostami
    signed 2014-03-06 20:47:58 -0600
  • JoAnn Kidd
    signed 2014-03-06 20:19:42 -0600
    Stop hurting the working class. Stop driving business out of the state. Raising taxes will not solve the state’s fiscal problems. Spending must be controlled. Waste must be sought out and stopped. Do something good for the working class of Illinois for a change instead of hurting us!
  • lin nicolais
    signed via 2014-03-06 20:19:27 -0600
  • Bernard Ogurek
    signed 2014-03-06 20:04:05 -0600
  • jim fizzell
    signed 2014-03-06 19:57:31 -0600
  • Stanislaw Sapieha
    signed 2014-03-06 19:55:04 -0600
  • Grant Richter
    signed 2014-03-06 19:48:55 -0600
    It is time Illinois spends what it has coming in. Springfield needs to cut back its spending and live within it’s means, just like my family and I have to do.
  • Dean Nestrud
    signed 2014-03-06 19:43:05 -0600
  • Paul Pashea
    signed 2014-03-06 19:40:34 -0600
    Thinking about moving the business out of the state for a more tax friendly state. With all the debt Il. has, it is just a matter of time before this once great state runs out of pockets to pick and faces a financial catastrophe that will lead to chaos in the streets.
  • Warren Johnson
    signed 2014-03-06 19:37:18 -0600
  • Francis Manzo
    signed 2014-03-06 19:23:17 -0600
    Enough is enough. If this passes I’moving to Wisconsin only 12 miles away from where I live now. The people of this state deserve the government they elect. Everybody else move with their money to Red states
  • William Meyer
    signed 2014-03-06 19:02:57 -0600
  • Wayne Donze
    signed 2014-03-06 18:55:06 -0600
  • Sheri Spain
    signed 2014-03-06 18:46:34 -0600
  • John Tyrrell
    signed 2014-03-06 18:06:36 -0600
  • Terry Coleman
    signed 2014-03-06 18:01:40 -0600
  • Bari Arnote
    signed 2014-03-06 17:42:28 -0600
    The middle class does not need to be taxed anymore. This should not be passed.
  • J Concklin
    signed 2014-03-06 17:42:18 -0600
  • Daniel Kelley
    signed 2014-03-06 17:24:46 -0600
  • christopher kulach
    signed 2014-03-06 17:23:19 -0600
  • Gregory Goergen
    signed 2014-03-06 17:13:58 -0600