J.B. Pritzker Urges “Immediate Increase” In Illinois Income Tax

The Illinois Dem gov nominee isn't wasting any time...

Last week, Illinois Democrat gubernatorial candidate and heir to the Hyatt hotel fortune J.B. Pritzker admitted that if elected governor, he would immediately move to hike taxes on Illinois families even further.

The News-Gazette editorial board reports, “Pritzker said, as soon as he takes office, he’ll urge the Democratic legislature to approve an immediate increase in the state’s current 4.95 flat income-tax rate.”

The Journal Standard also notes that raising taxes is the “main thing” Pritzker wants to do if elected.

Pritzker refuses to pay his own fair share in taxes, but will hike taxes on every single family in Illinois. Pritzker has reportedly used offshore shell companies in the Bahamas to dodge his own tax burden, and claims that his Gold Coast mansion is “uninhabitable” in order to allegedly receive huge property tax breaks.

Illinois can’t afford J.B. Pritzker’s tax hikes.

The News-Gazette: Pritzker puts tax issue on table 

Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Priztzker showed this week that he's not afraid to mention the "T" word in public.

With six months to go before Illinois' gubernatorial election, voters still have plenty of time to decide whether they want to give Republican incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner another four-year term or opt for new executive leadership in the person of Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker.

There are many issues that divide the two candidates. But the root of most of them goes straight to taxes and spending.

Although he could have been more forthcoming, Pritzker took a major step this week toward clarifying his solution to Illinois' financial woes — he re-confirmed that he believes the state does not generate sufficient revenue and that one of his proposed cures is raising state income taxes.

Pritzker included in his tax-hike plan allusions to simultaneous property-tax cuts and income-tax reductions for lower-middle and middle-class voters. But it was his embrace of plans to raise the state's income-tax rates that was strikingly candid.

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