Baise: “Before any Republican or Democrat supports or signs the third tax hike on Illinois families in the last 8 years, they should release their own full personal tax returns.”

By Ideas Illinois

Baise: “Before any Republican or Democrat supports or signs the third tax hike on Illinois families in the last 8 years, they should release their own full personal tax returns.”

Capitol Fax reports of another tax increase less than two years after largest hike in Illinois history

Ideas Illinois Chairman Greg Baise today called for any Republican or Democrat to release their own full personal tax returns before they support or sign the third income tax hike on Illinois families in the last 8 years.  

“Illinois’ legislators have passed two massive tax hikes within the last 8 years and we are still billions of dollars in the hole reflecting a failure of leadership and ability to bring forth new ideas for how to tackle our state’s problems,” Baise said. “Before any Republican or Democrat supports or signs the third tax hike on Illinois families in the last 8 years, they should release their own full personal tax returns.”

This morning, Rich Miller of The Capitol Fax, wrote that support is starting to intensify for yet another “temporary” hike in the state’s income tax which would then serve as a “bridge” to a further massive increase on our state’s jobs creators – the Jobs Tax.  

Baise added, “It’s time our elected officials are held accountable – if they want to continue demanding more and more of Illinois families while continuing to recklessly spend then they should be transparent with their own finances.”  

Ideas Illinois is a new initiative of The Coalition for Jobs, Growth and Prosperity committed to improving and growing Illinois’ economy by promoting free-market principles anchored in a reasonable and predictable tax system.

The Coalition was established in 2004 to advocate for government policies that promote market-driven principles. Since that time, the Jobs Coalition has been the tip of the spear in a number of statewide and national campaigns, including the 2004 fight in Illinois against Rod Blagojevich’s gross receipts tax, the national 2009-2010 fight against pro-union “card check” legislation, and the 2017 fight against the “soda tax” in Cook County.  

Evan Walker