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Government Unions Plot to Have 11% Illinois State Income Tax on Top Earners By Changing State Constitution

Steve Bartin 24 August 2012 6 Comments
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Illinois Policy Institute reports:
A coalition of progressive groups is beginning to coalesce around a proposal to create a progressive income tax in Illinois. Under their plan state income tax rates will increase as one reaches higher incomes, up to a top rate of 11 percent for incomes over $1 million. This plan would leave Illinois with one of the highest income tax rates in the country, increase Illinoisians tax bills by more than $8 billion, and would most likely drive entrepreneurs and jobs from the state.
And if one digs beneath the surface of this plan, one finds government employee unions as a major source of money for supporters of the tax. The non-taxpayers want more money. Illinois has a flat 5% and these greedy unions want 11% out of some people.

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  • Bill Baar said:

    It’s done such great things for New York or California.

  • Whistleblower said:

    Obama Justice Department delays Blagojevich appeal, Blagojevich arrest delayed years and past 2008 election, Judge Zagel and or USDOJ personnel in cahoots?


  • Oxbay said:

    The proposal must be changed in 2 ways.

    1)All elected representatives of the people, state, county, and local, must pay the highest rate no matter what their gross income is. No exceptions.

    2)All state, county, and local employees of any government entity in Illinois must pay the highest rate no matter what their gross income is. No exceptions.

  • P. Garbe said:

    The Illinois democrats & ‘progressives’ (liberals) need to look at to what’s happened in the state of New York. The rich have ‘jumped ship’ like rates when the state hit them with ungodly taxes. So, if Illinois would like to chase the wealthy out of the state, chase them away with high taxes.

  • Pat Hickey said:

    The very people killing off the American Middle Class are the labor fakers (fakirs) of SEIU and their lesser-lights (AFSCME & the Teachers).

    Public Service Unions never engage in “collective bargaining” – only legislative blackmail.

    The Skilled Trades are the middle class and they are being taxed into poverty by these Marxist dodgers.

    Ralph Martire is the architect of Illinois insolvency.

  • Jim Ridings said:

    It’s a great policy — punish job creators and income producers and subsidize greedy union members. Illinois has been doing all it can to drive out businesses and speed toward bankruptcy.

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