Skip to comments.Candidate Wants to Raise Your Taxes - Dan Hynes will make us cross the Rubicon...(to collapse?)!
Posted on 10/23/2009 9:54:52 AM PDT by U of IL Conservative
We are all used to hearing political candidates make campaign trail promises. Usually the promises are benign enough, big on rhetoric and lacking on details. Candidates announce public policy ideas that most anyone can agree with at some level. This is understandable; they want to attract as many voters as possible and dont want to alienate any voting block. Rarely, if ever, would a politician promise something detrimental, like a tax hike. Just dont tell Illinois Comptroller and 2010 gubernatorial candidate Dan Hynes that...
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One decent thing, regarding our state government, is that we have a flat income tax rate of 3%.
(And one decent thing, about our now-former Governor, is that he pledged to never raise the state income tax. On this matter - which is supposed to be a key GOP cornerstone [which the other side has rhetorically latched onto as well] - it is appalling that Democrats such as Rod Blagojevich and even former Comptroller Roland Burris!! [dossier] have actually OUTFLANKED supposedly "fiscally conservative" and "moderate" Republicans, such as Jim Thompson, Jim Edgar, and Judy Barr Topinka.
If the graduated income tax is ever implemented in this state (whether by Democrats or Republicans - both part of what's known as "The Combine" in our state), it could open up the floodgates, for unfettered profligacy and even more corruption and waste (and considering that our state is already a leader, in all of these areas - I really don't know if we will be able to handle that!).
Thank you, on behalf of the hard-working citizens of the [once?]-great state of Illinois!!
Tribune columnist John Kass’ description of Illinois’ political class as a ‘combine’ could not be more appropriate. They seem to want to steamroll over the citizens of Illinois, especially here in Chicago.
I think past GOP governors were too interested in balancing the budget through taxes instead of through cuts in spending. An entire generation, even in former Republican strongholds like the North Shore, has become fat on entitlements.
Wiki says He is a Democrat. What else would you expect?
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