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Pat Quinn on Tax Reform

 


Shift from property tax to taxing ability to pay

We ought to reform our tax system. We have an unfair tax system. It relies way too much on property taxes, and other levies that are not based on ability to pay. Taxes should be based on ability to pay. Nobody likes paying taxes, nobody. But in a democracy, that's what all of us as citizens do. And so I look forward to working with the general assembly on finding a fair way to raise revenue from a fair tax code. There is something wrong where our state is taxing poor people into further poverty.
Source: Illinois 2010 State of the State Address , Jan 13, 2010

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