Wilcox: Rauner and General Assembly need to make tough choices in state's financial crisis

by Elect Colonel Craig Wilcox | Jul. 5, 2018, 10:15am

Failure of a progressive-tax constitutional amendment is good news for Illinois taxpayers who must remain vigilant of any similar attempts by lawmakers in Springfield, a McHenry County board member running for state Senate said during a recent interview.

"For decades, Illinois has continued the slide down a fiscal cliff that has only been compounded by the response of our residents to flee in droves," Craig Wilcox, who represents District 4 on the McHenry County board and is running to represent Illinois state Senate District 32, said during a McHenry Times interview.

"I cannot in good conscience support a proposal that flies in the face of the principle of equality under the law. The people of Illinois already bear one of the most onerous tax burdens in the nation as it is, yet the 800-pound gorilla is the accumulated debt from decades of over-promising and over-spending. The fact that the Illinois Democrats want to change the state income tax from one that treats everyone equally to one that segregates people into different classes is remarkable, especially given their recent rhetoric on the importance of equality in our society."

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