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´Millionaire tax´ question to
appear on fall ballot

Chicago Tribune, by Rick Pearson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/29/2014 10:31:55 PM

Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a measure to put a non-binding referendum on the fall ballot asking voters whether millionaires should be taxed at a higher rate — a move aimed at helping drive up Democratic turnout. The measure represents a Plan B for Quinn, who had supported efforts initiated by Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan to have a binding constitutional amendment placed on the ballot to require millionaire incomes to pay an additional 3 percentage points above the current individual income tax rate. That plan went nowhere in the General Assembly. The ballot proposal signed by Quinn

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/29/2014 10:42:08 PM     (No. 9945540)

Did We pass a reparations bill ?

So much for ´we are all equal´



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Reply 2 - Posted by: harleynyc, 7/29/2014 10:46:11 PM     (No. 9945544)

I wonder how twisted this tax could be. Will a person wealth come into play, as in assets over a million dollars qualifies you to be higher taxed ?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Shells, 7/29/2014 11:12:33 PM     (No. 9945578)

Open season on hard workers and those who haven´t lived beyond their means!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GoDeacs79, 7/29/2014 11:27:17 PM     (No. 9945591)

My mind just cannot comprehend what life will soon be like when we devolve into a society where the takers get to vote on how much the makers have to pay in taxes, wages and birth control. Is this the democrat vision for America?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/29/2014 11:28:53 PM     (No. 9945592)

Karl marx would be so proud.

FTA: a binding constitutional amendment placed on the ballot to require millionaires to move to another state .

There´s fixed it.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: john56, 7/29/2014 11:43:23 PM     (No. 9945611)

Next ballot question:

"If you are a millionaire in Illinois, choose which state you will flee to once this law is passed."

Hint -- Don´t go anywhere that would elect a Democrat as governor.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bluefindad, 7/29/2014 11:56:31 PM     (No. 9945623)

As I recall, the Reign of Terror began with the people righteously reclaiming property ´stolen´ from them by the rich. By the time it was over, the rich paid for their ´crimes against the people´ with their lives.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hdgalley, 7/30/2014 12:39:13 AM     (No. 9945661)

Quinn is such a dork!!!!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 7/30/2014 1:15:54 AM     (No. 9945677)

Soon to be known as the "Please Move to Texas" bill.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: civilservant, 7/30/2014 8:37:37 AM     (No. 9945912)

The sad part is that as millionaires, they have no need to actually do what #9 says.....
Simply purchase a condo in Florida, Nevada or some other no tax state and declare that your primary residence.
The money leaves Illinois, but the earner does not......for almost half a year.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/30/2014 10:26:48 AM     (No. 9946127)

If all the disenchanted rats made the choice to move to Texas to keep what freedoms they have remaining....Texas would not be able to assimilate the crew Texas is a big state but where to put all the idiots. It´s not as though the state could expand into Mexico and take over a part of their country side.

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