Democrats’ Lies Cost Illinoisans’ Trust

Illinois Democrats have been lying about taxes. Back in November, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) promised not to pass a tax increase without Republican support. Yet not a single Republican in either the House or Senate joined the 90 Democrats who passed Tuesday’s income tax increase.

While campaigning for votes, Gov. Quinn lied, saying he supported a 1% increase in the income tax when he was really talking about a 33% increase, from a 3% to 4% rate. Yet the bill awaiting Quinn’s signature is an astounding 67% increase in the personal income tax.

Democrats continue to mislead the public by representing the increased Illinois corporate income tax rate as 7%, when a “personal property replacement tax” of 2.5% effectively makes the new corporate income tax 9.5%, the third highest in the nation. It’s unquestionably a job-killer.

When the Senate passed the income tax hike, it received the exact 30 votes it needed to pass, much like the exact 60 votes it received when it passed in the house. Quinn’s claim that “everybody voted their conscience” doesn’t hold up in light of the backroom meetings and bribes to legislators that preceded the last minute vote and highly suggest that it was a structured vote.

“This is the only major Springfield tax increase in Illinois history passed without a single Republican vote,” said NTUI President Jim Tobin. “In just the past few days, Democrats have managed to prove repeatedly that none of their words can be trusted. The only way to stop the next income tax increase is for the voters of Illinois to kick every Democrat out of office.”

NTUI began its campaign against the 2014 income tax increase yesterday, holding a press conference in Crystal Lake to expose the McHenry County government pension millionaires whose pockets the tax increase is destined for. NTUI will visit all 102 counties in Illinois.

Click here to view this news release as a PDF.

5 Responses to “Democrats’ Lies Cost Illinoisans’ Trust”

  1. Ronald says:

    Dear Sir:

    I wonder can we recall these elected officials and get rid of them. The Democrats have done nothing but as the Indians say “speak with forked tongue”. They are magicians who use slight of hand to get things done and who will lie to your face everytime they talk. Quinn and Madigan are the top two liars.

    I say, let’s vote them out and repeal the law he just signed, as a matter of fact let’s repeal all the laws he signed. He is another “Chicago Democrat”. Vote them all out. All they want is to steal from the hard working families so they can line their pockets and make sure they have a great future, but not our kids and grand kids. They are just like the Federal Government. I say vote them all out NOW! ! ! !

  2. David Hammer says:

    Yes Democrat big spenders first and then get the message to Republican spenders as well that there is no more excuses for spending for every whim that passes by !!!!

  3. Ron Edwards says:

    what can people like me do to help the cause?

    Ron Edwards, Lakewood, Illinois, 60014

    • admin says:

      Your enthusiasm is exactly what Illinois needs to start changing the corrupt manner in which this state is run.
      For starters, I suggest you become a member or renew your membership with National Taxpayers United of Illinois (NTUI). Also, I recommend you attend the next Illinois Forum where I’ll be speaking at 1:30pm. It will be held on Sunday, January 30, at 1:30pm, with an optional lunch at noon, in the meeting room at the Red Wheel Restaurant in Rantoul, IL. Take exit 250 interstate 57 to Red Wheel Restaurant on Illinois 136. Their phone number is 217-893-0471.

  4. Herman Vandernaald says:

    “I think it’s a crock. I feel that they’re stealing money from the people and throwing it into their bottomless pit…It will kill anybody trying to do any work.”

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