Monday, April 7, 2014

WJBC: Tom Cross - @JoinTomCross - Fighting Income Tax Increase

We've covered Illinois State Treasurer candidate Tom Cross and his petition to roll back the 67% income tax increase before here on the Truth Team.  

Now, WJBC out of Bloomington covers how Cross is now asking McLean County residents to join the fight.
State Rep. Tom Cross (R-Oswego) is asking residents of McLean County to sign an online petition aimed at stopping the proposal for a permanent tax hike. Cross said Illinois families are the losers if the increase is made indefinite. 
"We want the citizens to have input on whether or not they feel it's appropriate to raise taxes," he said. "I think as we look at the track record, there's not only an issue of credibility and broken promises but we're going in the wrong direction of what the original purpose was." 
According to Cross, people continue to ask him what can be done to combat the proposal. Cross pins his opponent, State Sen. Mike Frerichs (D-Champaign), to the tax hike.

"With the 67 percent hike we saw three years ago, we were told it would be temporary and there would be more money for education, we were going to pay down our bills, and things would get better," Cross said. "In fact, our bills have gone up, unemployment has gone up, and education funding has been cut."

If you haven't yet, head over to to join the fight.  
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