Ideas Illinois calls on Pritzker to explain how Illinois won’t become New York with massive Jobs Tax

By Ideas Illinois

Ideas Illinois calls on Pritzker to explain how Illinois won’t become New York with massive Jobs Tax

New York state using audit powers to track residents fleeing high taxes

Ideas Illinois Chairman Greg Baise today called on Governor Pritzker and backers of their massive Jobs Tax plan to explain how Illinois won’t become New York where residents and job creators are being tracked down after fleeing that state’s high taxes. 

“JB Pritzker wants Illinois to become New York,” Baise said. “The governor needs to explain to voters how his Jobs Tax plan won’t send people fleeing the state and commit that he won’t track those who do.” 

Over the weekend, news accounts reported that New York is using unprecedented auditing powers to go after residents fleeing that state’s high tax burden. 

New York has its own massive Jobs Tax in place, yet, still has a $2.3 billion deficit with more people leaving the state every day.  

Despite this, as Illinois continues to stare down its huge budget deficit, even after two massive tax hikes in the last 8 years, JB Pritzker wants to go the way of New York. 

“Under his current Jobs Tax plan Illinois would raise taxes even higher than the Empire State,” Baise added. “We simply cannot entrust the politicians in Springfield with a blank check becaue it will result in more taxes on middle class families and jobs leaving our state.”

Data show that between July 2017 and July 2018, the high-tax and Democrat-controlled states of New York and Illinois lost the most residents, with New York losing more than 48,000 residents, while Illinois’ population declined by more than 45,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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