Rose: progressive income tax doesn't have enough support

A local lawmaker doesn't think the idea of a progressive income tax will have enough support to become reality.

Several lawmakers, including Urbana Democrat Naomi Jakobsson, are pushing for a change to a progressive tax from a flat one.  To do that, lawmakers would have to approve putting a consitutional amendment question on the ballot.  Then voters would have to approve that amendment.

Meanwhile, Republican Senator from Mahomet Chapin Rose said he doesn't think there's enough support among lawmakers for the change, and that citizens he's heard from aren't excited about it either.



Rose made the comments Thursday on the WDWS Morning Show.

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stannjudy wrote on January 26, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Sen. Rose, I sincerely hope you are correct. This is a terrible idea that is neither fair nor equitable. We make less than $50k per year, but do NOT support the idea of anybody having to pay more than their fair percentage. In fact, we would like to go further and say there should be 0 deductions - everybody pay an equal percentage of all earned income (whatever the source of that earning).