Let Income Tax Increase Expire - Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin

Let Income Tax Increase Expire

In a lame duck session in 2011, the Democrat-controlled legislature imposed a 67% income tax increase on every working person in the state of Illinois. They promised it was temporary and set it to rollback on January 1, 2015. Now they want to make that tax increase permanent.

We don't think it's right. If you agree, please add your name to the petition below and take the added step of sharing it with your friends.

Let's make them keep their promise.


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  • Jeffrey Chandler
    signed 2014-04-21 09:25:11 -0500
  • Laura Equipment
    signed 2014-04-21 09:19:28 -0500
  • Michael Lilley
    signed 2014-04-21 09:17:11 -0500
  • Bert Taylor
    signed 2014-04-21 08:58:17 -0500
  • Gary Koval
    signed 2014-04-21 08:57:24 -0500
  • Mark Thompson
    signed 2014-04-21 08:50:02 -0500
  • Boyd Briscoe
    signed 2014-04-20 21:51:34 -0500
  • Andy Moon
    signed 2014-04-20 20:09:58 -0500
    This is an unjust additional tax on the residents of the state of Illinois. Our politics are a national joke, and underhanded deals like this (making the promised “temporary” tax permanent) are just the reason why.
  • James Haag
    signed 2014-04-20 16:03:10 -0500
  • Lee Stoltz
    signed via 2014-04-20 14:49:37 -0500
  • Joseph Pachay
    signed 2014-04-20 13:44:00 -0500
    signed via 2014-04-20 12:29:34 -0500
    Quinn and Madigan must go
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-04-20 11:10:15 -0500
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  • Scott Webb
    signed 2014-04-20 11:09:55 -0500
  • Daniel Pizzini
    signed 2014-04-20 08:06:25 -0500
  • Lee Frary
    signed via 2014-04-20 04:40:10 -0500
  • Dennis Ansnes
    signed 2014-04-19 20:12:37 -0500
  • Marta Simmons
    signed 2014-04-19 18:15:12 -0500
  • judy lynch
    signed 2014-04-19 17:37:02 -0500
  • Ryan Cox
    signed via 2014-04-19 15:30:27 -0500
  • Kay Sucks
    signed 2014-04-19 12:35:21 -0500
    I support a graduated income tax!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-04-19 11:29:20 -0500
    Sign the petition: Let Income Tax Increase Expire
  • Valerie Weiss
    signed 2014-04-19 11:28:43 -0500
  • Janet Pruitt
    signed 2014-04-19 11:21:51 -0500
    A must read for everyone who would like to continue living and working in the state of Illinois. The Heritage Foundation’s ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE has just published a study titled Budget Solutions 2015: Keeping Promises to Taxpayer’s and Turning Around Illinois. Find and download this article at: newsletters@heritage.org. This plan will sunset the unfair ‘Temporary’ income tax, achieve a true (as opposed to fake) balanced budget, tie spending to actual revenues and population count and, lo and behold, bring in more revenues in the near future if properly and honorably implemented. The Heritage Foundation was founded in 1973. It is a ‘think tank’ whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. Their primary audience: members of Congress, key congressional staff members, policy members in the executive branch, the news media and public policy communities. These policies and principles will work. Taxing and spending does not work.
  • Elaine Swope
    signed 2014-04-19 10:17:31 -0500
  • Paul Clark
    signed 2014-04-19 09:43:30 -0500
    At the time this ’"emporary" tax increase was enacted, it was clear the Democrats would never let it expire
  • William Harrison
    signed 2014-04-19 09:16:38 -0500
    It is past time to show by our votes at the polls that we do NOT approve of the Democrats’ liberal philosophy of spend first, then tax the public to pay the bills. We desperately need to begin operations with a balanced budget.
  • Ryan Brunner
    signed 2014-04-19 08:47:00 -0500
    Illinois needs to get back into some sort of competitive shape when it comes to attracting people to live here. My wife and I moved here for post-graduate medical training, as Chicago has many excellent hospitals, but have already planned out our move away from here. The cost of living is ridiculous!
  • Roger Weber
    signed 2014-04-19 08:24:11 -0500
  • Jeff Rusinak
    signed 2014-04-19 07:46:46 -0500