Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Higher Illinois Taxes Help Iowa
Butch Hugart had the following letter printed in the January, 13 Quad City Times in rebuttal of the Times January 1 editorial. ..... will denote paragraph breaks. "I find it shocking that the Quad City Times in its wishes for 2015 would speak out against legislators raising taxes in one wish and wish for higher sales taxes in another wish. .... Taxes of all kids are already higher in Illinois. Thousands of Illinoisans buy their gasoline in Iowa. While there, they do other shopping in Iowa, paying taxes that benefit Iowa schools and roads. ..... Raising the sales tax in Rock Island County will only help Iowa by sending more Illinoisans across the river for lower prices while hurting Illinois. Is that the real wish of the Quad City Times?"