VOTE NO ON THE PROGRESSIVE TAX
Illinoisans are overtaxed. Families, workers, seniors, and small businesses struggle under the weight of the highest overall tax burden in the entire country.
Illinois homeowners pay the 2nd highest property taxes in the nation. Sales taxes are excessive throughout the state, especially in Chicago which has the highest sales tax rate in America. We pay the 3rd highest gasoline taxes after politicians in Springfield recently doubled the gas tax, and Illinois cell phone users even pay the highest wireless tax rate of any state.
The tax hikes never seem to stop in Illinois. Last session, lawmakers in Springfield imposed 21 different tax and fee hikes on taxpayers while rewarding themselves with a lucrative pay raise. Chicago politicians hiked property taxes, restaurant taxes, parking taxes, and ridesharing fees, all while increasing spending and demanding a bailout from state taxpayers. Now politicians are threatening further property tax increases, a tax on retirement income, and even a tax on childbirth.
THESE TAXES HAVE REAL LIFE CONSEQUENCES ESPECIALLY AS WE STRUGGLE TO RECOVER FROM COVID-19.
Families are unable to afford childcare or their children’s education.
Seniors on fixed incomes are losing the homes where they raised their kids and grandkids.
Small manufacturers are shutting their doors, putting hard-working Illinoisans in the unemployment line.
Family farms are going under, losing the land they’ve worked for generations.
Yet Chicago and Springfield politicians seem to think they still don’t have enough of our money. The latest tax-and-spend scheme by Illinois politicians is the progressive tax. Politicians want us to approve an amendment this November that would give them permanent authority to raise income tax rates and change tax brackets whenever they want more of our hard-earned money to fuel their spending addiction.
Enough is enough. We must vote no on the progressive tax.
We can’t afford another tax hike.
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