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  • Call Now to Stop the Illinois Tax Hike

    Posted by Chicago Boyz Archive on January 11th, 2011 (All posts by )

    These are the six Republicans who are still reported as potential votes for the tax hike.

    Roger Eddy – (217) 558-1040
    Ronald Wait – (217) 782-0548
    Dave Winters – (217) 782-0455
    Bob Biggins – (217) 782-6578
    Dale Risinger – (217) 782-1942
    Larry Bomke – (217) 782-0228

    Details here: Six Springfield Republicans May Sell Out Party To Pad Their Future Pensions.

    Contact your state senator or representative if you have not already done so. Tell them you are opposed to any tax increase.

    UPDATE AT 4:15 pm cst: “Within the past hour, the Illinois House Revenue Committee voted out on a 7-5 party line vote a bill which will raise individual tax rates to 5%. Corporate rates will rise to 7%. We expect a vote on the House Floor on this bill within the next two hours.”

    CALL NOW if you have not done so.


    8 Responses to “Call Now to Stop the Illinois Tax Hike”

    1. Robert Schwartz Says:

      Does Illinois still have the goofy system of 3 reps per district?

    2. Carl from Chicago Says:

      We are screwed. The house just approved the tax hike. Don’t know which Republicans voted for it if any – they got 57 votes I believe.

    3. Lexington Green Says:


      I don’t know if any Republicans voted for it.

      This state is in the hands of stone-cold redistributionists.

      You got that right.

    4. gerry from valpo Says:

      My Man Mitch.

      On Chicago radio this morning, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels was asked what it took to make Indiana a solvent state. Give a listen.

      We moved to Indiana from Illinois eighteen years ago. Best thing we ever did. If you can spot a turd when you see one why stick around till it stinks?

      The Illinois media loves to poke fun at Indiana as they do to Wisconsin. I call it second city syndrome. In order to feel good about living in Illinois they feel the need to poke fun at us “hicks’ and “rubes” here in the hinterlands. Seems as if we are the ones having the last laff : )

      It’s not too late Illinois residents. C’mon over to the free world. Get out now, it will only get worse.

    5. Dan from Madison Says:

      Goodbye Illiniois, hello Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa.

    6. Dan from Madison Says:

      I should add that I never thought I would look at Wisconsin as a tax haven.

    7. tehag Says:

      Someone must be bad example. The trouble is lately there have been so many.

    8. Bruno Behrend Says:


      3 representatives per district was hardly GOOFY, but actually gave parity to virtually every district by allowing everyone 3 votes (cumulative voting).

      It worked, as we had Rs in Chicago and Dems downstate. Further, they were much more independent from party bosses.

      3 member districts and cumulative voting were the saving grace of the awful 1970 Constitution, and stupid conservatives voted with Quinn in 1980 to kill them. (This was based of one of those moronic temper tantrums thrown by by people who don’t like politicians).

      I’ll say it now and I’ll say it unapologetically. If you are a libertarian or conservative who votes AGAINST greater representation, you’re a numb-nut. We need MORE Representatives, not less, and we need MORE representation, not less.

      Think 435 Congressmen are bad? Look at the senate. We need 4350 congressmen, and we need them in our district, voting our interests electronically from their district based offices.