Rotten in Illinois
To the Editor:
Illinois has one of the largest deficits in the nation. Our fabulous Gov. Quinn raised the business tax rate by 46 percent and the personal income tax rate by 67 percent, but this was not enough to get him out of his deficit position.
His next ploy is to shift the teachers underfunded pension liability from the state’s books to our local school districts. I just can’t wait to get my next property tax bill. This results in getting the state’s deficit to look better. This underfunding situation was a result of the state not making the required payments on a timely basis, and now Quinn wants to shift the burden back to us real estate owners. Because the state has messed with this for years, avoiding their responsibility, the taxpayers are once again asked to bail out government mistakes.
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