Saturday, February 7, 2015
Regressive Taxes On The Poor
Who would pay the increased sales tax in Rock Island County? Primarily the poor, the aged, the disabled. Everyone who is not mobile. They are the ones who pay the high tax on cigarettes and liquor in Illinois. The people who are more wealthy, more financially informed, and more mobile already leave Illinois to buy gasoline, cigarettes, groceries and medicines, and restaurant meals. Their numbers will only increase if Rock Island County voters approve the increased sales tax on April 7 leaving those who can least afford it the burden of paying more of their scarce money on this sales tax. This is a regressive tax which will primarily hurt the poor. It should be rejected! Vote NO April 7!