Rep. Breen Opposes Madigan's So-Called Progressive Income Tax

State Rep. Peter Breen stood with Illinois taxpayers by opposing HR 1025, which expresses support for the implementation of a progressive or graduated income tax system in Illinois.

“Instead of working on property tax relief, we’re sitting here discussing ways to raise taxes even higher on middle class Illinoisans,” said Breen. “This is one of the worst, most ill-considered and most unwanted resolutions for the people of this state.”

The resolution floated by House Democrats did not include proposed tax rates. The resolution sponsor suggested that the General Assembly should be trusted to set necessary rates. Breen noted, “Why in the world would the people of Illinois hand us the power to raise their taxes to levels previously unseen or unheard of in the history of this state?”