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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  • Wayne Walker
    signed 2014-03-06 17:13:52 -0600
  • Dave Promen
    signed 2014-03-06 17:05:04 -0600
  • Shirley Thurston
    signed 2014-03-06 16:58:57 -0600
  • Virginia Faber
    signed 2014-03-06 16:57:06 -0600
    The duplicity of selling this tax increase to further class warfare in our state is appalling. Just how little respect do our elected representatives have for the population?
  • James Maloney
    signed 2014-03-06 16:52:33 -0600
    I’m sick of “the Illinois way” along with being sucked up from the Chi-Town machine/Corruption
  • Daniel Armin
    signed 2014-03-06 16:38:43 -0600
    I haven’t had a raise in five years. I have to live within my means, why doesn’t the government?
  • George Marshall
    signed 2014-03-06 16:31:14 -0600
  • James Kogut
    signed 2014-03-06 16:27:07 -0600
  • R. Dissinger
    signed 2014-03-06 16:18:42 -0600
    My job in Chicago recently had me relocate to their Dallas, TX area office as part of the elimination of their office in Illinois. Was leary at first, but NO State Income Tax, an 8.25% Sales Tax and Property Taxes 1/2 of what they are in Cook County for the same assesed value, quickly had me saying goodbye Chicago, hello Dallas! I got a 15% raise without getting an increase in my Salary. I truly feel for all my friends still in Chicago area who don’t have the same opportunity as I had to relocate.
  • Janice Libby
    signed 2014-03-06 15:44:30 -0600
    DO THEY JUST WANT TO STEAL OUR WHOLE PAYCHECK?
  • William von Besser
    signed 2014-03-06 15:40:25 -0600
    Are they insane?
  • JAMES LACHETA
    signed 2014-03-06 15:35:03 -0600
  • James Domenico
    signed 2014-03-06 15:34:29 -0600
    No more taxes!
  • Michael McVary
    signed 2014-03-06 15:27:40 -0600
  • Kathy Christian
    signed 2014-03-06 15:21:54 -0600
  • Ruth Hahn
    signed 2014-03-06 15:18:57 -0600
  • Michael TOEPFER
    signed 2014-03-06 15:14:13 -0600
    We are taxed enough already. Return the tax rate to 3% and don’t make Illinois income tax “progressive”
  • Vincent Barcomb
    signed via 2014-03-06 15:10:50 -0600
  • Christopher  Buck
    signed 2014-03-06 15:04:42 -0600
    Lets just worry about rolling back that “TEMP” tax hike first. Cut spending and waste, don’t try to milk us for more!
  • Thomas Hornstra
    signed 2014-03-06 15:03:22 -0600
  • Michael Thomas
    signed 2014-03-06 14:43:30 -0600
  • Jim Hilligoss
    signed 2014-03-06 14:40:57 -0600
    Its time we get the democrats out of office and straighten up this state
  • Bernard Hugus
    signed 2014-03-06 14:11:39 -0600
  • Michael Klimek
    signed 2014-03-06 14:11:32 -0600
  • Nancy Strenk
    signed 2014-03-06 13:54:38 -0600
  • marilyn mozockie
    signed 2014-03-06 13:54:28 -0600
  • Charlene kehoe
    signed 2014-03-06 13:48:39 -0600
  • Kevin Shank
    signed 2014-03-06 13:43:52 -0600
  • Robert Minton
    signed 2014-03-06 13:30:02 -0600
  • Patricia Scholz
    signed 2014-03-06 13:24:19 -0600