Americans for Prosperity-Illinois has launched a new television ad opposing Governor Quinn’s push for a progressive income tax in Illinois.
“In passing a 67% tax hike on all Illinoisans, Governor Quinn and his allies mislead taxpayers by claiming that the tax would be temporary and would pay off unpaid bills,” said AFP-Illinois State Director David From. “Now, these same politicians are telling us the Progressive Income Tax will only affect the wealthy and not drive away jobs. The reality is that all publicly available rate plans for a Progressive Tax would raise taxes on the vast majority of low and middle income taxpayers, while forcing even more employers to leave the state.”
The 30-second ad titled “Quinn Promises” began running on cable television in the Chicago suburbs, as well as in the Quad Cities, Kankakee, Springfield, Decatur, Metro East, and Southern Illinois.
AFP- Illinois had previously aired cable TV ads in January in four cable markets and has been running online ads in six legislative districts since the beginning of the year in coordination with their grassroots activism including phoning, door-to-door, and townhall meetings.