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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  • Richard Weyhmiller
    signed 2014-03-06 10:42:32 -0600
  • Jeanette Cieszkiewicz
    signed 2014-03-06 10:41:57 -0600
  • Mark Tan
    signed 2014-03-06 10:25:38 -0600
  • Virginia Elmore
    signed 2014-03-06 10:25:34 -0600
  • Bill Christian
    signed 2014-03-06 10:24:48 -0600
  • Tim Curry
    signed 2014-03-06 10:21:54 -0600
  • Stephen Baniecki
    signed 2014-03-06 10:20:49 -0600
  • Gary Swearingen
    signed 2014-03-06 10:18:18 -0600
  • Ronald Jeris
    signed 2014-03-06 10:14:33 -0600
    This is one of the most ridiculous proposals the legislators have come up with to date, and that’s saying something. I truly have decided to start looking at our neighbor to the north for relocating. It would actually save my wife and myself considerable money and benefits. This state keeps becoming more of a joke. I’ve lived here my entire life (65 years) and our current leadership is so out of touch. Dumb doesn’t even describe this state enough!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-06 10:14:11 -0600
    Sign the petition: Graduated Tax Petition
  • Gregory Carlock
    signed 2014-03-06 10:13:56 -0600
    Let’s keep the Democrats in check!
  • Dawn Nichols
    signed 2014-03-06 10:13:31 -0600
    A graduated tax is not the answer for Illinois financial woes. A graduated tax allows those “wealthy” taxpayers loopholes in which to slither through paying fair share taxes, leaving the burden on upper and lower middle class to support the state. I think the state should reconsider eliminating property taxes which punish homeowners for an increased flat tax of 4%. This would increase the tax payments to the state and more fairly spread the tax base to all Illinoisans.
  • Judith Mitchell
    signed 2014-03-06 10:07:47 -0600
  • David Bakutis
    signed 2014-03-06 10:04:35 -0600
  • John Masser
    signed 2014-03-06 10:02:08 -0600
  • Cerena Fischer
    signed 2014-03-06 09:58:34 -0600
  • Deborah Daniel
    signed 2014-03-06 09:55:42 -0600
    It’s time Illinois government stops wasteful spending. This is our money, not yours to give away. If you choose to waste our money, you should have to put in 25% of your own personal money & then let’s see how much you still want some of these ridiculous programs. I’m sick of being taxed to death.
  • Steven Rusk
    signed 2014-03-06 09:54:14 -0600
  • Mark Gallup
    signed 2014-03-06 09:51:47 -0600
  • Nancy Herrald
    signed 2014-03-06 09:51:21 -0600
  • Jim Olivi
    signed 2014-03-06 09:51:19 -0600
  • Keith Dean
    signed 2014-03-06 09:48:46 -0600
  • Douglas Davison
    signed 2014-03-06 09:48:10 -0600
    Given the mismanagement of funds limited to 3+ percent, I am adamantly opposed to any restructuring of the IL INCOME TAX laws.
  • Edward Kenter
    signed 2014-03-06 09:43:24 -0600
  • brian odonnell
    signed 2014-03-06 09:39:15 -0600
  • Richard Nichols
    signed 2014-03-06 09:39:08 -0600
  • Paula Anderson-Ferg
    signed 2014-03-06 09:37:38 -0600
    I do NOT oppose a graduated income tax so much as I oppose a tax increase. We have a severe SPENDING problem in IL which should be corrected when the Republican Tea Party wins election.
  • Charles Kelley
    signed 2014-03-06 09:36:42 -0600
    So much for the temporary income tax increase.
  • Pat Oakes
    signed 2014-03-06 09:31:57 -0600
  • Keven Jefferis
    signed 2014-03-06 09:29:12 -0600
    I choose Illinois as my place to retire because of the FAIR flat tax system that ILLINOIS has. I have worked hard in ILLINOIS during my working career to save money for my retirement. This new graduated system would reduce my income for retirement that I worked so hard for. This bill would hurt the retiring and retired folks. If this should happen, I can promise you I will plan to leave the STATE and retire elsewhere. There would be no finicial reason to retire here—especially when you can go to a climate that is warmer and more tax effective. The real problem here is ineffective and overpopulated ILLINOIS GOVERNMENT!!!!!!!!! Do the Democrats think people are STUPID and can not see this????? It is time to WAKEUP ILLINOIS before it is to late for the state and it becomes a wasteland!!!!!!!!!!!! Keven M. Jefferis