* As we’ve already discussed a bit, the Illinois Policy Institute is promoting Facebook posts that bash the GOP’s budget proposal. Here’s the first one…
Illinois Republicans introduced a budget plan that hits Illinoisans in fiscal year 2018 with the same $5 billion-plus tax hike from the “grand bargain” that failed in May.
That plan starts with a 33% income tax increase, and includes questionable new taxes on services such as Netflix, dry-cleaning services and more.
* A lot of their commenters thought they’d either made a mistake or were deliberately spreading “fake news”…
No no… It’s the democrats that want the 4.5 billion tax increase….. Rauner wants a 4 year property tax freeze…. The Dems …. Won’t budge!!!! Fake news!!!
This is fakenews…. Rauner has stated he will veto this
The only thing Rauner has said about this is that he is calling a special session to start Jun 22 and not end until June 30. Why is this site full of bait and listen? Cite your sources.
I’ve been following this site for far too long. There are multiple admins with varying opinions. For the most part, they are FOR Madigan and the members are 75% against him. If whoever is answering to this post on behalf of Illinois Policy could cite their sources when they say Rauner is behind this, I’ll believe them. Until then…#FAKENEWS. Every other source states nothing close…. Only that Rauner wants to “round ‘em up” and get the legislators working again toward a balanced and sane budget. He has always said he’d veto overtaxation. And there isn’t a single story or statement to back this post!!!! I call BS and #FAKENEWS until then.
Illinois Policy is lieing. This is bait.
FAKE NEWS…..ITS THE DEMOCRATS WANTING THIS
I think you have Republicans and democrats mixed up
I would need to hear Rauner say he supports this before I even began to believe it.
Sorry!!!! FAKE NEWS…DEMOCRAT, REPEAT, DEMOCRAT PLAN, DEMOCRAT BUDGET!!!
It is the domocraps not Republicans this site is full of it
Fake news. It’s the democrats that are bleeding we the people.
This site has to get the facts right.Your as bad as fake news
* But then during a subsequent post that asked folks to call the governor’s office, the reality started to sink in amongst the faithful…
Call made. Message left. That message was this. “We are Republicans. We vote Republican. If you (Governor Rauner) sign this proposed tax hike into law, we will campaign against you”.
Reject any tan increase as it’s Chicagos problem not ours!
Reject it no more taxes thank you period or I will vote independent for gov
How much of this tax increase is going to bail out the CPS? The state taxpayers should not have to pay Chicago’s bills.
Just made the call - the woman who answered sounded less than thrilled to take another call on this subject. But call, call, call!!
Like he cares!! Straight up peice of [expletive deleted]!! He is no better then the rest!! He will do nothing!! All he does for us is collect a pay check!! I thought Bruce would be different but surprise surprise he is worse!! Illinois sucks they are all crooked!! I’m moving after living here for 30 years!! Illinois is going no where!! Get out while you can
Gov Rauner make campaign commercials repenting tax relieve for Illinois people, yet toys with the idea to go ahead and raise taxes?
what happened to the taxes we already sent the state ?
If the governor doesn’t know by now we we don’t want a tax increase he should not be in office
We need a budget not a tax hike you moron. Why are You still getting a check if I don’t do my job i don’t get paid so why are you moron
I was a big Rauner fan, but the Clinton bail out is terrible, if he signs a $5 billion dollar tax hike, I will be done with him.
I called. She thinks I’m a flake.
* And then the group’s latest post has gems like these…
Didn’t that Joker say that the Democrats increase was bad??? More proof Republicans and Democrats don’t give a crap about us. Wakey wakey people.
You have to wonder what all those thieves in Illinois Government think they are going to live on when they are the only ones left to pay the tax burden?
if Rauner sign’s,he’s capitchulated..
They all work together and then afterwards they play baseball, well, I do not think there playing baseball lately
Illinois votes crooks in all the time they are all idiots
Why are Republicans attacking Illinois families with this massive tax increase?
They screw up, mismanage, are completely incompetence and we have to pay.
Rauner is not a Republican, not sure why he ran that ticket, he’s been useless, he’s done no campaign against the machine, no special election, nothing, he’s a puppet enriching himself for his business
Another Governor that thinks putting a bandaide on the problems that will never help anyone.
Waiting on elections won’t help. The citizens have to tear it down and start over. Flee or fight. But we are happy to be fleeced instead it seems.
* But there were still plenty of dead-enders in those above posts. For instance…
Get rid of Madigan and his rules committee!
Why don’t you ALL call Mike Madigan, he is at fault. He refuses to work with Rauner. Madigan controls everything, just because Rauner is Republican he won’t meet with him to discuss the budget.
Good luck Madigan will never let this happen
Does this include a term limit on Madigan if so the tax hike is worth it!