Smolenski says progressive income tax would send more people packing
Marilyn Smolenski, a candidate for state House representative in the 55th District, is staunchly opposed to a progressive income tax hike, which she said would do more harm than good.
"No, I do not support a progressive income tax hike," Smolenski told North Cook News. "Constitutionally, we are a flat tax state and our residents are already extremely overtaxed. A progressive tax would only encourage more people and industries to leave the state."
A recent Illinois Policy Institute report pointed out that although a proposed constitutional amendment to add a progressive tax did not make it through the state legislature, the House Democratic majority did approve House Resolution 1025, endorsing such a tax and letting it be known they're all for scraping the constitutionally protected flat income tax.
Smolenski, who is running against state Rep. Marty Moylan, (D-Des Plaines), has built a platform centered around issues directly related to the tax hike situation, including working to repeal the 32 percent tax hike increase that was implemented in 2017.
"Marty Moylan and the culture of Springfield aren't interested in a budget that works," Smolenski said. "He's made countless promises that he has failed to uphold. I will look at every avenue and reform wasteful government spending."
The other topic that Smolenski is tackling is that of term limits, as she works to fight extensive back-to-back terms, such as Mike Madigan has enjoyed for 17 terms.