By: Diane Benjamin
The local Democrats shared this on Facebook:
Since democrats don’t bother with history before legislating, Pritzker and crew think the rich will hang around and “pay their fair share”.
Is that what Pritzker did when he took the toilets out of one of his mansions so he could save money on property taxes? Is he paying his “fair share” yet?
Numerous blue states have already tried taxing the rich. The result: The Rich Leave.
What is really hilarious is while pensions are taking around 25% of the state budget (and rising), Pritzker is willing to put a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot to change from a flat to a progressive tax and NOTHING to change the pensions system.
That means Democrats care more about union votes than the rest of the citizens and saving Illinois.
If Democrats want a progressive tax those rates won’t come close to providing them with all the money they want to spend. Everybody will be paying more.
Just a few short years ago the tax was 3%. Now 4.75% won’t fund Illinois.
Illinois doesn’t have a tax problem – they have a spending problem.
Businesses are already implementing changes coming because of the $15 minimum wage. Employees and hours will be cut. If employees were worth $15 an hour to their employer they would already be making that much.
Why is the Democrat Party ignoring facts?
You tell me: (1) Facts are immaterial (2) They are clueless (3) They are trying to destroy the system so they can build a new one. (4) Other?
Maybe Eric Rankin can sit in on a real economics course at ISU. Is it still taught or just the socialist version?