Category Archives: Income Taxes

An Open Letter to My House Colleagues: The Progressive Income Tax Won’t Work

As we move into the new week and the prospect of considering the resolution to place the progressive income tax on the 2020 ballot, I’d like to add an additional objection to its passage.   It won’t work.   The … Continue reading

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Taxing Retirement Income: Adding a Second Story to a House with a Crumbling Foundation

The Chicago Tribune recently reported (behind its paywall): “[Republican Senate Leader Christine]Radogno said lawmakers likely will consider hiking the state income tax or taxing retirement income, rather than increasing the state sales tax or instituting a tax on services.” If … Continue reading

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