SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. – In response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s support of the congressional Republican tax bill being rushed through Congress, state Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, is expressing disappointment in the governor’s refusal to stand up for the middle-class.
“Our governor’s abandonment of the hardworking people of our state displays a lack of leadership and concern for those he serves,” Jones said. “Rather than fighting for tax relief for the middle-class, he has expressed support of a bill that will help the ultra-wealthy and large corporations at the expense of our families.”
A component of the Republican plan includes a repeal of the State and Local Tax Deduction, also known as SALT. This important deduction provides working families with critical tax relief by allowing them to deduct the state and local taxes they paid throughout the year from their federal income tax. In response, Jones supported House Resolution 672, which urges the governor and Illinois congressional Republicans to oppose the elimination of the deduction.
“I call on Gov. Rauner to rethink his support of this dangerous proposal,” Jones said. “In a time when Trump and his Republican allies are waging a war on the middle-class, we need strong leaders who will stand up for hardworking Americans.”