Illinois Democrats Planning MASSIVE Tax Increases

May 30, 2009

Tribune’s Clout Street is reporting on the massive tax hikes that are going to hit Illinois if Democrats get their way. And they will.

The maneuvering suggested lawmakers could vote today on the proposal for a two-year increase in the personal income tax to 4.5 percent from the current level of 3 percent. The tax hike would begin this July 1 and end June 30, 2011.

Businesses also would see their tax rates rise 50 percent, hitting 7.2 percent instead of the current 4.8 percent. [READ MORE]

Refresher course…Businesses don’t pay taxes, they collect them from their customers and give the money to the government. BOTH of those tax hikes come straight out of the pockets of each and every citizen.

Illinoisans should read the government’s attempt to hide that fact, a sign of how stupid they think voters are.

This would be the perfect time for Illinois’ neighbors to cut their taxes and spark a brain drain in the land of Lincoln.

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13 Responses to Illinois Democrats Planning MASSIVE Tax Increases

  1. Larry on May 30, 2009 at 11:17 am

    This exact same thing is playing out in Wisconsin too! The governor is creating a TAX HELL in this state in order to cover his 6.7 BILLION DOLLAR budget deficit and he still keeps adding NEW SPENDING.

  2. Drudge Potato Al on May 30, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Do the Illinois Democrats genuinely think they have Illinois locked up permanently and the electorate is just going to keep paying and paying and keeping them in the majority? Do they seriously think that the entire state can be run just like the city of Chicago is?

    All the more reason to counter these increases by moving out of state if possible and make as many purchases from online suppliers based out of Illinois like Amazon that you can. Undoubtedly there are plans to deny Illinois citizens this option but until that day arrives VOTE WITH YOUR POCKETBOOK.

    Keep in mind Democrats out there who support the tax increases, the same economic forces and technology that allow workers in India to work offshore are EXACTLY the same as someone who can telecommute and live in another state.

    Those same Democrats, keep telling yourself you’re the party of the little guy. Less and less people are buying it. Literally.

  3. Zack on May 30, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Speaking as a cynical voter, when I go to the polls there is ALWAYS a low turnout. Nothing will change in the corrupt Banana Republic of Illinois until more people make voting a priority. Our state is run by criminals; vote them OUT!

  4. bill on May 31, 2009 at 12:30 am

    I think the “brain drain” in the land of Lincoln has already happened some time ago. I guess that would mean it’s an oxymoron of sorts.

  5. Laddy on May 31, 2009 at 1:25 am

    There’s almost no chance for Republicans in Illinois. If you find one statewide, he/she is probably a RINO. I don’t think it’s even remotely possible for Republicans to ever seize control of the legislature. Chicago and the industrial pockets along the Mississippi and in the coal fields pretty much guarantee a Democrat stranglehold. In my area there are people who think it’s great that Obama is taking the automakers away from the rich people and giving it to the unions. Unreal to say the least.

  6. Buford Gooch on May 31, 2009 at 1:53 am

    If Illinois had any brains to drain, they wouldn’t have given us Blago, Obama, Quinn, Durbin, etc. And recent batches of Illinois Republicans haven’t been much better. I left the state a year ago.

  7. David Govett on May 31, 2009 at 2:02 am

    Your State + Democrats = Bankruptcy

  8. M.E. on May 31, 2009 at 10:58 am

    My Husband and I have a small business, and he has a state job here in Illinois. He’s one of the state workforce that the people of Illinois actually NEED, not some RIPed desk wonk – but we’ve decided to gear up our business and move out of state – we’re researching where. It’s become impossible to be an American in Illinois. If enough people like us just move where our income benefits US most, then maybe we can create pockets of sanity in this mayhem – No hope for that here.

  9. Drudge Potato Al on May 31, 2009 at 11:50 am


    I would agree with the current state of Illinois Republicans but there will come a point where the Republican won’t need to be strong because the Democrats are weakening. It many not seem that way now but they certainly aren’t getting more popular. That’s the exact same reason why all these decaying media-fuelled “Republicans need to be more inclusive” stories are nothing but a distraction. The growning (and yes, it’s growing) opposition to President Obama’s intentional economic missteps will be aimed at the incumbents (read Democrats). By 2010, this will be so intense that it won’t matter how strong the opposition candidate appears to be because the incumbent will be weakened.

    Excellent point regarding certain zones of Illinois. I just love that there are SEVERAL states who would gladly accept additional businesses and population and will maintain contrasting tax environments as incentive.

  10. WRPAC on May 31, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    I would like to welcome Illinois to the party! We here in Nevada had our state legislature override the governor’s veto on a 781 million dollar tax increase bringing the total in new taxes and fees to a hair under a billion dollars.

    Nevada leads the nation in home foreclosures and is climbing in unemployment but thankfully the state will not have to share the economic hardship our residents are feeling.

    As one of several hundred protesters who showed up at the legislature steps Friday, our cries fell on deaf ears as 6 so called Republicans voted for the public employees union to pass the largest tax increase in the state’s history.

    We are left with the choice of ousting the tax and spend mentality or learning to forage for food as our jobs continue to leave the country.

    Some choice!

    We all need to focus on pushing for responsible spending from government and bring together the single issue conservative movements so we can begin shouting with one voice. The longer we stay divided among ourselves, the more power the other side with grab.

  11. Dr. Jans Pacebags, esq. on June 2, 2009 at 1:10 am

    kudos on your refresher course.

    all taxes are paid by the individual. period. do not be misled.

    obama’s “windfall profits tax” schemes will ultimately & simply be passed on to the individual as either the consumer, the laid-off employee, &/or the employee with cut benefits.

  12. Dr. Jans Pacebags, esq. on June 2, 2009 at 1:11 am
  13. Dan on September 1, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    This is almost as bad as when they say traffic citations go towards development of roadways… Well, how about the Chicago Highway, that was suppose to connect the North side to the South side…?

    Really all that happens with traffic citations is illigal taxation at gunpoint.


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