A BETTER ILLINOIS: Fair Tax Campaign responds to Governor’s Budget Address PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Neal Waltmire   
Thursday, 27 March 2014 08:36

Fair Tax represents “third way” as alternative to current choice between antiquated, regressive flat tax and draconian cuts to vital investments and services

 

Springfield, IL – Today, Governor Quinn outlined a budget that avoids draconian cuts to vital priorities this coming fiscal year by making the 2011 tax rates permanent.  In response, A Better Illinois campaign director Kristen Crowell issued the following statement:

We applaud the Governor for addressing head-on the fiscal cliff and draconian cuts that would have a devastating impact on our schools, public safety, health and human services, and other key priorities that are unacceptable to the people of Illinois and would impact nearly every citizen in the state, along with our state's fragile economy.

 

We continue to believe the best long-term option is a Fair Tax, with lower rates for lower incomes and higher rates for higher incomes, that would generate the revenue to avoid those draconian cuts, eliminate the state's antiquated and regressive flat tax, and provide tax relief to 94% of Illinois citizens.

 

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Neal Waltmire
Deputy Communications Director
A Better Illinois
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