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AFP-IL to host Tax Townhall in DeKalb with Reps. Demmer & Pritchard

April 18, 2014

Were you aware that some politicians in Springfield are considering a number of income tax increases, including a graduated, or “progressive” tax that could affect all Illinois taxpayers who earn over $22,000? On Wednesday, Join state Representatives Tom Demmer & Bob Pritchard, along with AFP-IL, for a townhall meeting to learn about the various tax [...]

“At Sea Without Rudder or Compass”

April 11, 2014

Nearly 170 years ago, Scottish economist John Ramsey McCulloch, who served as editor of the 1828 edition of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations, said, “the moment you abandon…the cardinal principle of extracting from all individuals the same proportion of their income…you are at sea without rudder or compass, and there is no amount of injustice [...]

“Millionaire Tax” Fails in Victory for Illinois Working Families and Businesses

April 09, 2014

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 9, 2014 “Millionaire Tax” Fails in Victory for Illinois Working Families and Businesses AFP Praises Reps. Franks & Drury for Courageous Stand for Taxpayers  Naperville, Ill. – In a victory for working families and businesses through the state, the so-called ‘millionaire tax’ has been declared dead by Speaker [...]

A tough, disappointing week for Illinois taxpayers

March 28, 2014

Between the new progressive income tax rate schedule introduced by state Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park), Governor Pat Quinn’s proposal to make the temporary 67% tax hike permanent and the new Madigan tax, this has been a tough, disappointing week for Illinois taxpayers. The Madigan tax seeks to implement a graduated income tax by placing [...]


March 28, 2014

Naperville- AFP-Illinois is launching a new ad aimed at educating the public about the perils of Speaker Madigan’s so-called “millionaire tax”. Watch the ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwo0ZMZi53A “This politically-motivated proposal seeks to cynically win votes rather than craft a serious fiscal policy that will help the Illinois economy recover from years of woeful mismanagement and cronyism,” said AFP-Illinois [...]

Americans for Prosperity: Statement on Quinn's Budget Address

March 26, 2014

“Governor Declares his Support for More Government rather than More Jobs” NAPERVILLE – In reaction to Governor Quinn’s Budget Address, Americans for Prosperity – Illinois State Director David From issued the following statement: “Last month, Governor Quinn used his State of the State Address to declare ‘Illinois is making a comeback.’ Since that time, our unemployment [...]

Harmon Plan is Still a Major Tax Hike on Illinoisans

March 25, 2014

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2014 HARMON PLAN IS STILL A MAJOR TAX HIKE ON ILLINOISANS Proposed Rates Would Hike Taxes on Those Earning over $22,000 Reacting to Sen. Don Harmon’s press conference at the Illinois Capitol, Americans for Prosperity Illinois State Director issued the following statement: “Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) and [...]

Americans for Prosperity-Illinois Launches Ad against Gov. Quinn’s Proposed Progressive Income Tax

March 20, 2014

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2014  Americans for Prosperity-Illinois Launches Ad against Governor Quinn’s Proposed Progressive Income Tax Calls on Governor to Not Raise Taxes on Illinoisans, Again Naperville, IL – Americans for Prosperity-Illinois today launched its next television ad opposing Governor Quinn’s push for a progressive income tax in Illinois. “In passing a [...]


March 19, 2014

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 AFP-ILLINOIS DEFEATS LOCAL TAX & DEBT INCREASES AT BALLOT BOX Local Anti-Tax Initiative wins 71% of targeted local referenda NAPERVILLE- Yesterday, AFP- Illinois fulfilled its mission of promoting greater economic freedom by assisting activists in defeating tax or debt increases in 25 of 35 local referenda [...]

Tax Calculator Shows How a Progressive Income Tax Would Impact Illinois Households

March 13, 2014

Naperville, Ill. – Americans for Prosperity Foundation Illinois today unveiled a Progressive Tax Calculator (www.progressivetaxcalculator.com) that shows how the proposed progressive income tax would impact households in Illinois. Taxpayers are encouraged to use the Progressive Tax Calculator to see how much a progressive tax would potentially cost them versus the flat-tax system that currently exists. [...]

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