NAPERVILLE - Americans for Prosperity Illinois called on legislators to reject the graduated income tax and State Rep. Lou Lang's Progressive Income tax plan, because "it will feed the General Assembly’s problem of over-spending by giving them a consistent target on which to continually hike taxes."
The eventual result, AFP-IL says, would be higher taxes on most Illinoisans and fewer jobs due to outbound migration of job creators.
“While it is being sold as a magic cure for what ails the state, the long-term effect of Rep. Lang’s progressive tax plan would be disastrous,” said Americans for Prosperity Illinois State Director David From. “Hiking taxes initially on higher income brackets will increase the tax burden on many employers and small businesses, while also giving the General Assembly an ATM from which they can continually feed their spending habit by playing class politics and demonizing the wealthy with little public resistance.
"Unfortunately, the story of the progressive income tax shows that middle class taxpayers are the ones who eventually really pay.”