I Support A Progressive State Income Tax

Posted by – July 9, 2015 11:47 am

A quick and simple e-mail I just sent to my Illinois State Representative Will Guzzardi and State Senator Iris Y. Martinez:

Representative Guzzardi and Senator Martinez,

I am a 34 year old lifelong Chicagoan and constituent of yours, currently living in Logan Square. I’m writing you today out of frustration with our new Governor. Personally, I view him as the biggest roadblock to compromise causing this stalemate, even as he tries to paint Speaker Madigan as the cause.

Yesterday, Governor Rauner told the legislature that if they didn’t want to vote on his so-called “turnaround agenda,” then they should go ahead and vote to raise taxes. Guess what? I think that’s a GREAT IDEA!

I believe that one of the best ways we can put our state back on the road to financial stability would be to adopt a progressive, graduated state income tax. Aside from putting us more in line with the reasonable tax rates of most of the rest of the states, it would also be a fairer, more equitable way to spread the tax burden across all economic classes in the state of Illinois.

I ask that you seek out your like-minded colleagues, and add your support to passing a fairer, progressive state income tax.
Thank you,

Peter Quinn Fuller

[address and phone number redacted]

 

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