Tribune: Illinois House Rejects Tax Hike

May 31, 2009

[via Chicago breaking News]

The Illinois State House rejected a massive “temporary” tax hike

SPRINGFIELD—Democrats in the Illinois House led the rejection tonight of a $4.5 billion plan to boost income taxes by 50 percent for the next two years, with a midnight deadline approaching to fund a new state budget.

Don’t forget the 50% increased business tax, which ultimately is passed onto the consumer in the form of higher prices for EVERYTHING.

The Democrats hold the majority in the State House, so why don’t they just force the tax hike through? The Trib quoted Rep. Bill Black (R-Danville):

“You’ve got 70 votes,” Black told House Democrats. “You can do anything you want. So do it.”

The Tribune is reporting that House Speaker Michael Madigan doesn’t want to vote to raise people’s taxes heading into an election year! At least he’s honest about the attempted theft.

The other reason some Dems say they won’t vote for it is because it’s only “temporary” [LINK]

Tax payers should demand every % of tax increase be matched with an equal % of spending cuts. Would politicians be willing to do that, or are the citizens the only ones who should be made to sacrifice?

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2 Responses to Tribune: Illinois House Rejects Tax Hike

  1. WRPAC on June 1, 2009 at 3:49 am

    Hopefully by the time they decide to make the tax hikes permanent, enough Illinois residents will speak out to stop it. I wouldn’t hold my breath.

    This is a national trend. Following a 781 million dollar increase of fuel, sales, vehicle, and business taxes, the Nevada legislature Friday dropped in a property tax hike into an unrelated bill at the last minute to siphon off an average of $300 a year more from property owners.

    Where will it all end? A rhetorical question, I know. It will end when our wallets are dry.

  2. Dr. Jans Pacebags, esq. on June 2, 2009 at 1:27 am

    “There is absolutely no limit to the government’s desire for your money. When it comes to politicians’ powers of taxation, the only limit they recognize is the people’s willingness to tolerate the confiscation of their wealth. The amount of your earnings that the government is willing to leave in your pocket is only the amount it cannot seize without promoting an outright rebellion.”
    -Neal Boortz & Congressman John Linder, from “The FairTax Book”


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