A press from Congressman Peter Roskam:
Sean Casten says we should ‘absolutely’ raise the gas tax
Illinoisans struggle under one of the highest tax burdens in the nation – and Sean Casten wants to make sure Illinois taxpayers pay even more.
When asked during a radio interview with WLS about a plan to raise taxes on gas, Casten said, “…absolutely we should raise the gas tax.”
Casten has been exposed for what he is – a Madigan ally who will vote to increase taxes on families and small businesses every chance he gets. Maybe paying more taxes isn’t a big deal for Sean Casten whose father gave $150,000 dollars to a Super PAC attacking his primary opponent, but for most Illinois families, this adds to a tax burden that is already too heavy to bear.
- Casten has been one of Mike Madigan’s most consistent supporters for a progressive tax hike.
- Sean Casten supported Mike Madigan and his party voted to override the Governor’s veto, burdening Illinois taxpayers with a 32 percent state income tax hike.
- Casten opposed the Governor’s recent budget because he said it didn’t do enough to raise taxes on Illinois residents.
- Earlier this year, Casten announced his intention to repeal the tax breaks Sixth District families and small businesses received through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and support a plan to instead, raise their taxes.
“The list of tax hikes Sean Casten is willing to impose on taxpayers just keeps getting longer and longer.
“There is no tax hike that’s too much or too high for Sean Casten to support,” said Roskam for Congress spokesman Veronica Vera.