Temporary Doesn’t Mean Permanent!‏

From Americans For Prosperity-Illinois…

Tomorrow, when Governor Pat Quinn presents his budget proposal for next year, please listen specifically for whether or not he and the General Assembly will keep their word to taxpayers and keep the 67% income tax hike temporary, as they promised.

When the state’s largest increase in the income tax passed in the wee hours of the last day of a lame duck session in 2011, Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) said: “This, again, is a temporary tax.”

Now, some in the Statehouse seek to make that temporary increase permanent:

“I don’t think there’s anyone in this building who doesn’t believe we need to extend the income tax increase.” -Deputy House Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie).

“Including the income tax increase as part of the solution, to me, is already being part of the (pension) solution.” -Assistant House Majority Leader Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook)

“We’re a wealthy state and a pretty low-taxed state.” -State Representative Naomi Jakobsson (D-Champaign) upon introducing legislation (HJRCA 2) to switch Illinois from a flat tax to a progressive tax.

I’m asking you to take a few minutes to contact your state legislators and tell them to keep the 67% state income tax increase temporary.

Politicians in Springfield seem to believe the taxpayers of Illinois have too much money lying around, and they want us to continue their spending addiction. The unfortunate reality is the state of Illinois collected a record amount of revenue this past year.

Contact your legislators by clicking Tell our politicians to keep their promises and allow the 67% income tax hike to sunset!

Illinois can be restored to its rightful place as the economic engine of the Midwest, but not with high tax and over-spending policies such as these. Tell your legislators we need lower taxes to encourage opportunity and unleash the ingenuity that built this great state.

Thank you for all that you do on behalf of economic freedom.


David W. From
Illinois State Director
Americans for Prosperity-Illinois

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About Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. Warner is also the editor of the Midwest Editor for RedCounty.com. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson
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