The first legislator to reply to my request for whether or not they will vote for a tax on retirement income was State Rep. David McSweeney. Here it is:
“Hell no!“I will not support any tax increase!
“Over my dead body will they adopt a retirement tax.”
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As I noted under the original article:
I also mentioned I have a personal stake in the outcome.
I can write McHenry County Blog from Florida, but would prefer to do so from here.
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Here are a couple of comments posted under the original article:
Can’t tell you how many of my friends, neighbors and relatives were wondering if this tax would happen.
They are prepped and ready to leave the state (some already have) including myself.
Would not be a good thing for the State Sens. to go along with if they want to stay in office.
From Algonquin Township Trustee Larry Emery:
Are they trying to increase the exodus?
Tennessee, Kentucky or Florida have strengths and total plans that are causing the moves to their state.
The vacationer taxes (esp. Florida) help with their budgets.
The legislator needs to work with Illinois strengths (have they listed and measured them?), fix the weaknesses (have they listed and measured them?), and use proven polices of successful states (Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio as examples, and of course list and measure) and start somewhere now.
This has to be a total plan that can be implemented as they can.
“I don’t need the full bible now, just give a chapter to start” quote from the movie Apollo 13. I don’t think a full “bible” plan is being proposed to handle all of the needed fixes though. Can the average citizen see the plan if there is one?