Thursday, July 13, 2017

Read the bill! Madigan sneaks gasoline tax hike into Illinois budget bill

Did the Madigan 15 turncoat Republicans--contact information in this link--read the 32 percent personal income tax hike bill? Oh, long-suffering Illinoisans will see smaller paychecks now thanks to Illinois Democratic Party boss Michael Madigan.

And the taxing isn't done there.

From ABC Chicago:
Tucked inside the 583-page budget bill are a few pages that detail a hidden tax hike. It's expected to raise $95 million for the state, but it means we'll be paying more every time we fill up our gas tank.

Gas prices in Chicago are currently $0.44 a gallon higher than the national average and they will soon be going up even more.

"It's just ridiculous," said Daphne Stratta, of Chicago. "I mean, gas is already so expensive in this city, I try as much to go to the suburbs, just the taxing is getting more and more."

That's because of the elimination of a 20-percent sales tax credit that was given to wholesalers on unleaded gas containing ethanol. That cost will be passed along to consumers - $0.04 to $0.05 a gallon - depending on where you live.
Illinois is having a Nancy Pelosi moment, "We have to pass the bill, so you can find out what's in it."

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