Tobin Names Steve Andersson One of Eleven “Tax Villains of the Month”

From tax fighter Jim Tobin:

GOP Turncoats Collude with Democrats to Raise Illinois Income Taxes

CHICAGO-Some Republican members of the Illinois Senate and Illinois House of Representatives stabbed taxpayers in the back by voting with Democrats to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of an historic thirty-two percent permanent state income tax hike on July 4 and July 6, said Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA).

“These Republican traitors don’t deserve to be in office,” said Tobin, “and taxpayers in their districts should run tax-cutting candidates against them in the next primary.”

The Illinois General Assembly enacted the largest permanent income tax hike in the state’s history, raising the personal income tax rate to 4.95 percent from 3.75 percent, and hiking the corporate income tax rate from 7.75 percent to 9.5 percent, which includes the often-overlooked personal property replacement income tax surcharge of 2.5 percent.

“The sole Illinois Senate turncoat was Dale A. Righter (R-55, Matoon). He deserves to get an earful when he meets his constituents back home. Righter should dust off his resume,” said Tobin.

“Ten House Republicans joined the Illinois Hall of Shame by voting with the Democratic majority to override the Governor’s veto of the state income tax increase. Taxpayers should send a message by replacing them in the next Republican primary. The names of these traitors should be on the minds of
all of their constituents. They can’t be allowed to hide.”

Tax Villains of the Month – 11 GOP Members of the Illinois General Assembly:

  • Sen. Dale A. Righter (R-55, Matoon)
  • Rep. Steven A. Andersson (R-65, Geneva)
  • Rep. Terri Bryant (R-115, Mt. Vernon)
  • Rep. Mike Fortner (R-49, West Chicago)
  • Rep. Norine K. Hammond (R-93, Macomb)
  • Rep. David Harris (R-3, Mt. Prospect)
  • Rep. Chad Hays (R-104, Danville)
  • Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-99, Springfield)
  • Rep. Bill Mitchell (R-101, Decatur)
  • Rep. Reginald Phillips (R-110, Charleston)
  • Rep. Michael D. Unes (R-91, Pekin)

“The $5 billion from this latest state income tax increase will be funneled
into the state’s government-employee pension funds, just like previous tax
increases. While Illinois taxpayers are fleeing Illinois for states with
lower taxes and more prosperous economies, retired government employees in
Illinois continue to enjoy lavish, gold-plated pensions, courtesy of the
state’s taxpayers.”

“Government-employee pensions devour a quarter of all the tax dollars the
state collects. Nearly 100,000 Illinois government retirees collect annual
pensions totaling $50,000 or more, while the average annual Social Security
retirement benefit for taxpayers is less than $17,000.”

“It’s time for these Republican turncoats to be replaced with legislators
who stand up for taxpayers, have fiscal discipline, and take their oath of
office seriously,” concluded Tobin.

We greatly appreciate your generous support and look forward to the next
fight against the tax-raisers in Springfield.


Tobin Names Steve Andersson One of Eleven “Tax Villains of the Month” — 8 Comments

  1. No way could anyone properly analyze the 3 budget / budget implementation bills which contained a combined 1,200 pages.

    That alone should have dictated a no vote.

    Michael Madigan has played the last minute budget game many times.


  3. No he isn’t, Caps lock and brain dead! Funny no mention of the absolute abuse by his predecessor that cost taxpayers so much it hasn’t even been added up yet.

  4. Dirty Gasser (obsessed much?)
    Gasser isn’t wasting your money. Bob Miller wasted spent your money like a drunken sailor with a death sentence and entered into a union that was illegally formed.
    Call Miller and do your bitching! Gasser is only defending the township from the misdeeds of the last guy!

  5. They are really democrats pretending to be republicans .

    No doubt friends of Madigan.


  6. No one better than our own tax fighter to take on tax villains in Springfield. Sunshine blogger, we need you now more than ever. Run for governor again! Perhaps in 2018 you will surpass 3% of the vote (allowing all Illinois cats to vote). Just imagine, a 3% would signify a 50% increase from the last time you ran. That will give you a ridiculous percentage calculation to talk about for a while…tic, tock, tic, tock…

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