EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. – State Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Evergreen Park, is speaking out against President Donald Trump’s tax plan that would hand out huge tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires, while slamming local middle-class families with a $4,000 average income tax increase.
“Donald Trump’s tax plan allows millionaires and billionaires to pay next to nothing and forces middle-class families to foot the bill,” Burke said. “I am demanding Illinois’ congressional delegation reject the Trump tax and put middle-class families first.”
Earlier this month, Trump and his Washington allies released a proposed tax plan written behind closed doors with no input from the public. Under Trump’s plan, millionaires and billionaires would receive huge tax breaks, while middle-class families in Illinois would be hit with a tax hike as a result of repealing the state and local tax deduction. It is estimated that families in Cook County would have to pay more than $4,000 in higher taxes every year and residents would be taxed twice for services they’re already paying for.
In response, Burke is collecting signatures to send to Illinois’ congressional delegation to urge them to oppose Trump’s tax increase on middle-class families. To add your name to her petition, please call her office at 708-425-0571, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RepKellyBurke.
“Many families are already struggling to make ends meet and the last thing we should be doing is giving the very wealthy a tax break and making our families pay for it,” Burke said. “If you are as outraged by this proposal as I am, I encourage you to add your name to my petition opposing this bailout of millionaires and billionaires.”