State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R – Kankakee) has signed on to co-sponsor House Resolution 153 today, legislation stating opposition to any measure that would allow for the creation of a graduated income tax on Illinois residents. Representative Parkhurst issued the following statement after the Capitol press conference introducing the resolution:
“Illinois families are already suffering under some of the highest tax burdens in the nation. A graduated income tax only serves as a blank check to our government to continue the tax and spend mentality, which has plagued our state. I received message after message from constituents they cannot afford any more tax increases and are planning to move their families only a few miles East. Families are not being fooled by this proposal. We only need to look at our neighboring states to know what to expect. Missouri taxes at 6% starting at $9,000. Wisconsin taxes at 6.27% starting at $20,000. Iowa taxes 6.12% starting at $14,000. This will not be a ‘tax on the rich,’ this will be a tax on everyone.”
All 44 members of the Illinois House Republican Caucus are co-sponsors of HR 153.
Representative Parkhurst serves the 79th District, which includes portions of Kankakee, Grundy, and Will Counties.