Bernas: Don't be fooled by claims that progressive tax is only on the rich

by Vote Jillian | Aug. 21, 2018, 10:51am

Failure of a progressive-tax constitutional amendment is good news, but Illinois taxpayers should not let down their guard against similar attempts by Springfield lawmakers who are sure to try again, a Schaumburg Republican running for the state House said during a recent interview.

"Don't be fooled by my opponent who says it is a tax on the rich," Jillian Rose Bernas, who is locked in a rematch with Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-Schaumburg) in this November's General Election, said during a North Cook News interview. "She is in favor of taxing everyone."

The tax in the proposed amendment would have affected households making as little as $17,300 a year, Bernas said. 

"Families in my district should not pay more while politicians refuse to change the way Springfield operates," she said. "Additionally, the state will pay in foregone economic activity and lost jobs."

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