Skip to comments.Quinn tells lawmakers to make 'hard choice' on keeping tax hike (another broken promise)
Posted on 03/26/2014 7:48:50 PM PDT by Beave Meister
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn today proposed making permanent the temporary income tax increase he signed into law three years ago, fully framing the debate over his fall re-election bid against Republican Bruce Rauner who wants the tax hike rolled back.
Delivering his budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1, Quinn sought to offer some sweeteners for keeping the tax increaseincluding a doubling of the tax credit for lower-income workers and offering a flat $500 property tax rebate to benefit homeowners.
"As a result of our hard work to restore fiscal stability -- from spending reductions to pension reform to contract savings -- Illinois is in a much stronger financial position than it was five years ago," said Quinn, who took over from impeached and imprisoned Rod Blagojevich in 2009.
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No tax is ever temporary with leftists involved
The Illinois Tollway was only suppose to be around for 10 years when they first opened in 1958.....Well. here we are 55 years later and they’re still around.
The toll booth employees went Union and the state realized that 70% of the tolls collected went to pay the overpaid union workers. Then came I-Pass and good-bye to 90% of toll booth employees. Maybe we can get rid of the teachers union here and give more money to the good teachers and into the schools instead of the huge mouth and stomach of Karen “Jabba the Hut” Lewis.
Ditto the Massachusetts Turnpike.The law in effect at the time it was announced said that the tolls were to stop when the bonds were paid off.Well,the bonds were paid off in the mid-late 1980's but the tolls are still there,higher than ever.A local Boston columnist did some research a while back and found that the typical full time toll taker made something like $70K a year.That's not surprising because you have to either be a member of "the most vulnerable among us" or "connected" to get one of those jobs.