Rep. Meier strongly opposes 'Pritzker's unfair tax'
Illinois State Rep. Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) has long been a voice of opposition against Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s so-called "fair tax" proposal, even referring to it publicly as an "unfair tax."
The harder Democrats push for yet another tax hike, the more popular the position that Meier has held since day one becomes. Government watchdog website Wirepoints is the latest group to openly criticize the plan the new governor has been touting since before the election last November.
Wirepoints recently blasted the proposal as just another scheme to fleece already maxed-out taxpayers out of their hard-fought earnings. As part of its analysis of the bill, Wirepoints pegs the state’s actual debt at roughly $19 billion, or nearly six times greater than the $3.2 billion figure Pritzker and his supporters are publicizing.
Likewise, Meier did not hold back in a recent post to his website.
“I stand in strong opposition to Gov. Pritzker’s unfair tax,” he wrote. “Illinois residents are taxed too much already and they need tax relief – not more taxes. State government needs to go on a spending diet and stop relying on higher income taxes forced onto our residents.
“I encourage Gov. Pritzker to seek an alternative plan to pass a budget without implementing another tax increase,” Meier added. “The legislature has gone too far for too long in terms of taxes, spending and borrowing. At some point our state leaders need to realize we must change course and realize excessive taxation will not cure Illinois’ spending problems.”