They have set up a Facebook page..Maybe it will take off before Quinn figures out he has made a really disastrous move politically.
Here is what has been posted on Facebook:
Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn thinks you should pay a 6.25% sales tax on songs and movies you download. Instead of seeking to cut state expenses, Quinn’s administration is determined to force you to pay more taxes and fees to help bail out Illinois from a $13 billion deficit that is growing by the day.
This tax targets everyo…ne with a computer or portable media device such as an iPod or iPhone.
It specifically targets young people, who use these devices for entertainment.
Gov. Quinn thinks he can stick young people with the bill for a state deficit he has made worse since taking over for Gov. Blagojevich.
Under Quinn’s proposed download tax, $9.99 albums would carry a 62-cent tax while $14.99 movies would have 94 cents in sales taxes tacked on.
If you download two movies a month over the course of one year, you would pay $22.56 in tax on top of the money you spent for purchasing the movie.
To put it even more simply, if you download 100 of you favorite songs from the iTunes store for 99 cents each, you would be forced to pay $6.19 in sales tax to the state of Illinois. Each song would now cost you $1.05. That 6 cents adds up fast if you download on a regular basis.
Quinn also wants to increase our state income tax.
So if you make $30,000 a year the state will take $1,200 under Gov. Quinn’s proposal. That is $300 more than what you currently pay.
So between jacking up the income tax and adding on more sales taxes, young people who don’t make very much to begin with, will have even less to show for their hard work.
And Gov. Quinn has no plans to increase grants for college students. He may not even leave in place the grants that currently exist.
Placing the state’s budget burden on young people as they try to finish college and begin their careers, strapped with their own student loans and personal debts is wrong.
Let’s send a message to Governor Quinn:
Young Illinoisans are not stupid and we can’t afford to give you a bail out.
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