First the question was whether Pat Quinn’s proposal was two percent or 67 percent.
When he, Mike Madigan and John Cullerton upped the stakes to 75%, most newspaper folk got the picture. Even they pay taxes and have a personal interest.
Now that the law has been signed lickety-split newspaper people can’t agree on whether it is a 66 percent or a 67 percent increase.
The Chicago Sun-Times, which managed to keep the income tax hike off its front page (appropriate, I guess, since it has favored all income tax increases), says it’s a 66 percent increase.
So does the cartoonist at the State Journal-Register in Springfield.
Only the Chicago Tribune has it right.
67 percent is the increase it headlines on the Chicago Tribune’s front page in the article that tells people how to figure how much more Democrats are forcing them to pay in state income taxes.
I don’t know what you learned about the rounding of fractions to a whole number, but I was taught that if the fraction was more than half to round up.
Three out of four news sources I read today rounded down.
How would convert 66 2/3 into a whole number?