Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Personal PAC endorses Pritzker’s “Fair Tax” proposal
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Personal PAC endorses Pritzker’s “Fair Tax” proposal

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019

* A Sun-Times op-ed by Terry Cosgrove at Personal PAC

Under Illinois’ current flat tax rate system, funding has been inadequate to balance inequalities in our system. The proposed fair tax will improve equity in our taxation system and is projected to bring in $3.2 billion more in revenue.

Personal PAC will work to ensure that Illinois recommits to funding the social safety net for Illinois’ most vulnerable citizens. […]

Personal PAC calls on every pro-choice voter to join us in supporting the fair tax amendment. Under a fair tax system, the state of Illinois will have the resources to fund the broad range of programs and services needed to ensure that every child in Illinois is cared for, regardless of zip code.

The pro-choice, pro-mother, pro-child and pro-family vote is in favor of the fair tax amendment on the November 2020 general election ballot.

The governor has been a huge supporter of Cosgrove’s issues, so this may not be much of a surprise when you think about it.

* I asked Cosgrove if his cash-rich group would be spending money on behalf of the 2020 referendum. His reply…

We’ll review that after the March primary, but will certainly include our support in most of our communication—-social media, voters’ guide, etc. which reaches a large audience statewide. Standing up for access to reproductive health care for all women, without regard to zip code, source of health insurance, institution providing health care, age and health status, is the core of Personal PAC’s mission.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

25 Comments »
  1. - A guy - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 9:29 am:

    Who would’ve guessed..besides everyone. /s


  2. - DD - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 9:36 am:

    I don’t understand why Personal PAC has any business weighing in on this at all. It’s not their mission. I get the personal/political relationships, but it’s a really bad idea that could erode their effectiveness as a single issue organization. Terry is sucking up to JB and it does a disservice to his contributors.


  3. - Just Observing - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 9:37 am:

    Quite a stretch that this falls within their mission:

    https://www.personalpac.org/about/our-mission/


  4. - Iggy - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 9:42 am:

    and the sky is blue. lol


  5. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 9:48 am:

    With funding and regulations in other states threatening pro-choice, allies are found when there aren’t battles too.


  6. - DIstant watcher - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 9:52 am:

    Terry has clearly decided that the Trump Administration’s to use federal funds to attack abortion providers makes the state budget an abortion issue. Depending on how the next presidential election goes, he may want to rethink this, but in this context, it makes sense.

    Republicans will also have to address the implications of taking extreme anti-abortion positions.


  7. - Token Conservative - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 10:00 am:

    BREAKING NEWS: water is wet.


  8. - City Zen - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 10:10 am:

    ==Personal PAC calls on every pro-choice voter to join us in supporting the fair tax amendment.==

    So pro-choice voters don’t have a choice?


  9. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 10:12 am:

    ===So pro-choice voters don’t have a choice?===

    They can decide not to donate.

    Free country and all…


  10. - Montrose - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 10:16 am:

    “I don’t understand why Personal PAC has any business weighing in on this at all. It’s not their mission.”

    When your mission is focused on protecting and advancing reproductive rights, and you have advocated for state dollars to be used to ensure women have access to abortions and other aspects of reproductive health, then making sure the state has adequate revenue to cover those costs now and in the future is pretty important to your mission.


  11. - Cornish - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 10:48 am:

    I am pro choice but very much against the targeted unfair taxation that Pritzker has proposed. Seems like a very bad decision by this group.


  12. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 10:52 am:

    ===unfair taxation===

    How do the feds do income tax?

    I’ll wait.


  13. - Cornish - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 11:01 am:

    Not sure what your point is Oswego. The Federal government is generally bad at most of what it does. Including taxation.


  14. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 11:03 am:

    ===Not sure what your point is===

    Aw, it’s “simple”… unfair or not, in your eyes, that taxation is found already in Illinois, and your opinion is not sound to the legality.


  15. - Honeybear - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 11:07 am:

    It is very much in Personal PAC’s business to get involved in this.
    Look at the sides of the for and against Reproductive freedom and choice.
    Now look at the sides for and against the Fair tax.
    I see a ton of overlap on the Pro-Reproductive freedom and Pro Fair tax side.
    Just because you have a problem with one or the other doesn’t mean that there isn’t a critical mass of supporters shared by both.
    Be self-differentiated
    This is a good pairing
    This is a powerful pairing
    This is a pairing of fairness with the
    best activists out there.
    Who actually share the same values


  16. - Just Me - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 11:17 am:

    Stay in your lane, sir. I get that you want all the funding you can get, but last I checked the mission of your organization wasn’t to be experts in tax policy.


  17. - City Zen - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 11:22 am:

    ==How do the feds do income tax?==

    Using separate tax brackets for single/married filers indexed against inflation.


  18. - Montrose - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 11:25 am:

    “Stay in your lane, sir. I get that you want all the funding you can get, but last I checked the mission of your organization wasn’t to be experts in tax policy.”

    Only experts in tax policy get to weigh in on how the state generates revenue? That is really going to limit the pool of eligible voters when its on the ballot next fall.


  19. - Froganon - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 11:33 am:

    Sending a donation to PPac is next on my to do list. Starving Illinois government of revenue hurts poor families and everyone’s access health care. Pritzker’s Fair Tax is the solution.


  20. - Thomas Paine - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 11:47 am:

    I don’t recall anyone on the right getting upset about the Illinois Policy Institute wading into the debate over HB 40 by claiming it was a fiscal issue. A ridiculous stance BTW since family planning access saves state costs.

    The GOP is trying to conceal their rabidly anti-women agenda by claiming they are against reproductive freedom per se, they just don’t want to pay for it.

    As long as they are making that argument, Cosgrove and Personal PAC are well within their rights to link the issues.


  21. - City Zen - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 11:53 am:

    ==Sending a donation to PPac is next on my to do list.==

    Can anyone explain the amounts people contribute to Personal PAC? For example, instead of contributing $1000 or $3000, there’s $1030 or $3090. Is there a processing fee or something tacked on to the contribution?


  22. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 11:54 am:

    ===Can anyone explain the amounts people contribute to Personal PAC?===

    Ask the RaunerS and the PritzkerS

    They both would know.

    Thanks.


  23. - Taxedoutwest - Tuesday, Sep 10, 19 @ 5:46 pm:

    —Personal PAC calls on every pro-choice voter to join us in supporting the fair tax amendment. Under a fair tax system, the state of Illinois will have the resources to fund the broad range of programs and services needed to ensure that every child in Illinois is cared for, regardless of zip code.
    …..well, not EVERY child, as some end up in the trash bin.


  24. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Wednesday, Sep 11, 19 @ 6:50 am:

    ==…..well, not EVERY child, as some end up in the trash bin.==
    We really need to do a better job of telling people, especially young children about Safe Haven laws. That means spending taxes for more billboards, media time, even advertising on school milk cartons. It should be something that everyone knows about.


  25. - Cosgrove - Wednesday, Sep 11, 19 @ 5:03 pm:

    City Zen. Yes, it’s a fair tax.


TrackBack URI

This is not Facebook, so uncivil comments, profanity of any kind, rumors and anonymous commenters will not be tolerated and will likely result in banishment.



* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* More post-Mapes cleanup by Madigan
* "80 percent of success is just showing up"
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Fundraiser list
* Madigan creates 20-member gun violence task force
* Looking on the bright side
* *** UPDATED x1 *** SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Another update to today's edition
* Seeing what they want to see
* Question of the day
* It comes down to trust
* Simple solutions are usually neither
* Pritzker wants "actionable scenario" from agencies on potential cuts, other reductions
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Update to today's edition
* In super-rare move, two aldermen sponsored tax break resolutions worth millions for Burke's clients
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today's edition
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* *** LIVE COVERAGE ***
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............


Loading


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller