Rep. Batinick opposes 'shortsighted' tax plan
Veteran state Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) is convinced that Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s progressive tax plan will just keep moving Illinois in the wrong direction if it comes to fruition.
“Our pension liabilities have steadily increased, our bond rating is near junk – and has dropped numerous times, even after the 2011 tax hike was approved,” Batinick said in a press release. “Our Democratic colleagues love to make the promise that if we just raise this tax, or that tax, our problems will be solved. But in reality, more money is spent without fixing any underlying problems.”
Batinick sees Pritzker’s plan that would almost double income tax rates for some families and businesses as just more of the same old, ineffective policies.
“Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and with our fiscal condition, we literally cannot afford that,” he added. “This tax is very shortsighted – if we are going to make real change for our state, we need a pro-growth, long-term plan instead.”
Batinick recently joined several GOP colleagues in voicing his opposition to Pritzker’s plan, pointing out that all recent tax increases have fallen well short of erasing the level of debt as advertised.