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Illinois Policy Institute - "Penny Tax" - 321 FastDraw

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Published on Nov 14, 2014

We produced this video for the Illinois Policy Institute to help explain the current tax hike situation in IL. Visit www.stoptaxhikes.com for more information!


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Attention Illinois taxpayers!

Your county sales tax rate could be going up by 100, 200 or even 400 percent!

How can this be possible? Keep watching to find out.

There’s a little-known state law that allows shadowy financial institutions to push Illinois school boards into putting sales tax increases on the ballot.

Pitched as a “penny for schools,” it’s actually a massive tax increase. Millions and billions of pennies is more like it.

The practical effect of the higher sales tax is to drive up the cost of every day items, such as clothes, prepared food and even gas for your car!

Your dollar won’t stretch as far at the store, leaving your family with less in your cart as you walk out the door.

The last thing we need in this tough economy is yet another tax hike. Our income taxes and property taxes are high enough already!

Speaking of property taxes, there is no guarantee that your property taxes will go down as the result of the sales tax hike. In fact, after Champaign imposed this tax a few years back, property taxes actually went up! Talk about a double whammy.

And there are no second chances. Once passed, this tax cannot be revoked at the voters’ request. Year after year, decade after decade, you’ll be stuck paying this tax whether you like it or not.

Who in their right mind would want to impose all of this madness on the residents of Illinois?

Wall Street firms who make money off of bond sales and politicians who like to cut ribbons for taxpayer-funded boondoggles.

You don’t have to put up with this abuse. You CAN make a difference.

Sign our petition to repeal the state law that permits these sneaky county sales tax increases.

You have a voice. Use it.


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