Rep. Wheeler: Graduated Income Tax Would Hasten Exodus of Jobs, Families out of Illinois

Assistant House Minority Leader Rep. Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, signed on to co-sponsor House Resolution 153 today, legislation stating opposition to any measure that would allow for the creation of a graduated income tax on Illinois residents. Representative Wheeler issued the following statement after the Capitol press conference introducing the resolution:

“Illinois families already pay the highest overall tax burden of any state in the Midwest, and among the highest in the nation. Enacting a Graduated Income Tax, with rates set by politicians in Springfield who would have the ability to increase them at will, would result in a tax hike on middle-income families and hasten the exodus of jobs and opportunity out of Illinois.”

All 44 members of the Illinois House Republican Caucus are co-sponsors of HR 153.

Rep. Wheeler serves the 50th District, which includes portions of Aurora, North Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, Campton Hills, Elburn, Montgomery, Oswego, Plano, St. Charles, Sugar Grove and Yorkville.