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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Please SIGN and SHARE our petition below to oppose this tax increase.

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  • James C. Hagearty
    signed 2014-03-06 13:22:21 -0600
  • James Goodson
    signed 2014-03-06 13:14:05 -0600
  • Michael Vedner
    signed 2014-03-06 12:54:04 -0600
    signed 2014-03-06 12:43:18 -0600
  • Wil peterson
    signed 2014-03-06 12:43:15 -0600
  • Pat Johnson
    signed 2014-03-06 12:41:03 -0600
  • Gary Keen
    signed 2014-03-06 12:24:34 -0600
    Don’t let them get away with this.
  • Gary Erickson
    signed via 2014-03-06 12:21:36 -0600
  • Michael Mahoney
    signed via 2014-03-06 12:17:59 -0600
  • Pamela Rice
    signed 2014-03-06 12:13:22 -0600
    It is my belief that Illinois already targets the working /middle class enough. I think the state should consider revamping programs such as Medicaid and link and stop its exorbitant spending on pet projects that do nothing to help the State. Cut costs before you begin to increase our taxes even more.
  • John Shannon
    signed 2014-03-06 12:03:34 -0600
  • Daniel Danaher
    signed 2014-03-06 12:00:55 -0600
  • Stephen Clay
    signed via 2014-03-06 11:57:50 -0600
  • Gilbert Joehl
    signed 2014-03-06 11:55:35 -0600
  • Kenneth  Hejza
    signed 2014-03-06 11:54:39 -0600
    I know of 4 different households that will be leaving Illinois should a graduated tax be implimented. Last one out please turn off the lights!
  • judith wittner
    signed 2014-03-06 11:49:26 -0600
  • James Sullivan
    signed 2014-03-06 11:44:16 -0600
  • Stephen Hwang
    signed 2014-03-06 11:40:03 -0600
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-06 11:34:27 -0600
    Sign the petition: Graduated Tax Petition
  • Steven Sadowski
    signed 2014-03-06 11:33:39 -0600
  • dan gaumer
    signed 2014-03-06 11:29:53 -0600
    I oppose graduated state income tax. If they succeed in passing a graduated income tax it will eventually lead to much higher rates for higher income taxpayers. currently 48% of all adults pay no federal income tax. if we get a graduated state income tax next they will raise the exemptiod threshhold and millions of illinois workers will soon pay no state income tax as well as no federal income tax. why don’t you pass a law removing the state income tax exemption on state funded/guaranteed pensions. this would raise billions of $ in tax revenue and would not be subject to the constitutional challenge risk of failure that is present with the recently passed pension reform. Next both parties need to immediately pass legislation ending the pension guarantees to all new state workers ,teachers, police, firemen, judges, and all others protected by the shortsighted guarantees found in the 1970 state constitution. Private sector workers , those in Social Security and the self -employed have no such guarantees. Why should those of us in the Private sector work until we are much older before starting to collect social security all while paying taxes to support new generations of public sector workers who, unlike most private sector workers, continue to have defined benefit pensions. Fiscal responsibility and common sense should lead us all to conclude that the state of Illinois cannot continue to make unsustainable promises to future generations of government workers. The future of the State depends on whether its current leaders have the vision and the will to address these problems now as opposed to what they have generally done in the past i.e. make unsustainable promises to government workers to win their support then borrow more money and pass the day of reckoning to some point in the future..This is the way to win elections but not the way to responsibly govern a state.
  • Kim Benza
    signed 2014-03-06 11:22:07 -0600
    IL already has high enough taxes. We do not need more.
  • May Chan
    signed 2014-03-06 11:11:30 -0600
  • Cathy Myers
    signed 2014-03-06 11:09:11 -0600
    Learn to control spending
  • Danette Eibl
    signed 2014-03-06 11:05:10 -0600
  • Ivon Prescott
    signed 2014-03-06 10:58:39 -0600
  • Keith Kleinfeldt
    signed 2014-03-06 10:57:48 -0600
  • Cassandra  Armin
    signed 2014-03-06 10:53:48 -0600
  • Kellie Pirkle
    signed 2014-03-06 10:53:43 -0600
  • Daniel Kayser
    signed 2014-03-06 10:47:50 -0600
    Another ridiculous Democratic idea!