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ILGOP whacks Kennedy over “basket of taxes” comment

Monday, Jul 31, 2017


Kennedy Proposes “a basket of taxes”
On Top of Mike Madigan’s 32% Permanent Income Tax Hike

For Chris Kennedy, Mike Madigan’s 32% permanent income tax hike is only the beginning.

Just this weekend, Kennedy was quoted in the Journal Standard proposing a “basket of taxes”.

And just days ago, a bumbling Kennedy told the 40th Ward Democrats that “we need to broaden” the income tax.

Watch here.

Kennedy’s tax-hiking remarks all come after Madigan’s 32% income tax hike became law.

It’s clear that Chris Kennedy is just another Madigan Democrat who will take even more of your hard-earned money.

* Context from the linked story

He strongly criticized what he said is a “massive disinvestment in education” resulting in “creation of an education underclass.” […]

We asked how the formula should be changed.

Kennedy proposes “a basket of taxes including a graduated, progressive income tax.” He does not think the school property tax should be eliminated completely, however.

That change has not happened, Kennedy charged, “because of a handful of (legislators) who make their money as property tax appeals lawyers.”

Kennedy didn’t name names, but he left nothing to the imagination about whom he meant: The most important property tax appeals lawyer in the legislature is House Speaker Michael Madigan, a Democrat who controls the fate of all legislation. Kennedy proposed a law to ban lawmakers from being involved in a business that benefits from legislative action or inaction.

But, yeah, he’s a Madigan pawn.

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  1. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jul 31, 17 @ 1:28 pm:

    WTH is any Rauner opposition talking about taxes, other than relief from?

    Chris - tuck in your shirt and quit talking about taxes. Everytime you do, you play into Rauner and friend’s lies.

    You’ve got a “basketcase” of incompetence and failure to remind Rauner supporters about.

  2. - blue dog dem - Monday, Jul 31, 17 @ 1:31 pm:

    I thought Rauner had no chance…..

  3. - George - Monday, Jul 31, 17 @ 1:32 pm:

    “Kennedy proposed a law to ban lawmakers from being involved in a business that benefits from legislative action or inaction.”

    What the kind of business would a legislature be allowed to be involved in under this proposed law? After all, every business that hires workers could “benefit” from legislative action or inaction on the minimum wage issue alone.

  4. - Deft Wing - Monday, Jul 31, 17 @ 1:41 pm:

    Well, they have one thing right. Kennedy is a bumbler … who is leading that “elite” list of tax-raising Democrats now running for Governor.

  5. - City Zen - Monday, Jul 31, 17 @ 1:52 pm:

    At least it’s not a basket case of taxes.

  6. - Arsenal - Monday, Jul 31, 17 @ 1:56 pm:

    ==Well, they have one thing right. Kennedy is a bumbler==

    And the tag is starting to stick to him.

  7. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 31, 17 @ 2:05 pm:

    BDD, I thought you were for a progressive income tax? That’s what he’s calling for.

  8. - Langhorne - Monday, Jul 31, 17 @ 2:14 pm:

    Hang in there, CK, we need you.
    We all need you. Never give up.

    What we need is your comic relief.
    You should be running for water reclamation district

  9. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 31, 17 @ 2:19 pm:

    Oof. That turn of phrase ranks right up there with “Binders full of women”

  10. - Bee - Monday, Jul 31, 17 @ 3:07 pm:

    Kennedy might have the wind at his back. Hardly a bumbler. I think voters don’t want an establishment candidate, which looks to be Pritzker. For the democrats, will there main message be anti-Rauner? Or can they market some of their own solutions to the state’s problems. Think the message is light for the latter.

  11. - Lynn S. - Monday, Jul 31, 17 @ 3:29 pm:

    @ Bee:

    Chris Kennedy is not an establishment candidate? That’s hilarious!

  12. - Amalia - Monday, Jul 31, 17 @ 3:50 pm:

    and suddenly JB is billing himself as the resistance to Trump candidate. Kennedy might fumble around a bit like with this, but JB is not the resistance.

  13. - Anon0091 - Monday, Jul 31, 17 @ 4:03 pm:

    “suddenly JB is billing himself as the resistance to Trump candidate”

    Well since the guy was all-in last year against Trump and spend countless hours both raising money and campaigning personally including phone banking, I’m guessing it’s not so sudden.

    Oh, and Bee, nothing says anti-establishment like finance chair Bill Daley.

  14. - Amalia - Monday, Jul 31, 17 @ 4:37 pm:

    Anon0091 never fails to disappoint in Pritzker prose.

  15. - Blue dog dem - Monday, Jul 31, 17 @ 9:16 pm:

    Word. Progressive yes. Talk of a basket usually implies stick it to the little guy.

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