A press release from Congressman Roskam:
Roskam camp calls on Casten to be honest with Sixth District voters about raising taxes
DuPage County, IL – Earlier this month Congressional Democrats released their plan to raise taxes on Americans if they win majority control of the House and Senate following the 2018 elections.
Sean Casten, who opposed the tax cuts that gave Sixth District families making the median income a tax savings of more than $4,600, has yet to indicate whether he agrees with this latest Democrat plan to raise taxes.
The Democrat tax hike plan would include an increase of the top marginal tax rate from 37 to 39.6 percent – an increase that would directly impact small and mid-sized businesses, in addition to individuals who are now seeing bigger paychecks thanks to the Tax Cut and Jobs Act.
This law directly impacts the ability of American companies to compete on the world stage, rolling back what was the highest corporate income tax rate in the developed world.
Democrats would reverse these gains by increasing the corporate income tax rate from 21 to 25 percent.
The plan introduced by Congressional Democrats would also roll back changes made to the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), restoring this burdensome tax which impacts more than 30,000 families in Illinois’ Sixth District.
“The thousands of families who have received meaningful tax relief this year deserve to know whether Sean Casten fully supports his party’s efforts to raise tax rates and fully reinstate the Alternative Minimum Tax,” said Roskam for Congress spokesman Veronica Vera.
“Now that his party has committed to increasing taxes on families and small businesses, Sean Casten has a responsibility to Sixth District voters to be honest about his intentions to raise their taxes.”