A study was recently released from WalletHub showing Illinoisans are paying more in taxes on gas, real estate and state and local taxes than nearly any other state in the nation.
We have the dubious honor of having the second-highest real estate taxes in the country. Illinoisans are paying nearly double in taxes at the gas pump at a time when middle-class Americans are just getting back on their feet from the pandemic. And the finale in this disreputable trifecta is the rate at which Illinoisans are taxed at the state and local level. WalletHub reports it is nearly 39 percent higher than the U.S. average.
Who did this to us? The current Democratic politicians in Washington and Springfield who have voted to spend money they do not have locally, raise taxes everywhere, and increase our national debt at the federal level that is fueling unprecedented inflation.
In November, voters will have a chance to send a Republican Governor to Springfield to stop Democrats from taxing residents and businesses out of Illinois. It is the first step in a two-step process to gain control of our state government and reduce the tax burden, not increase it.
In Washington, my opponents, Congressman Sean Casten and Congresswoman Marie Newman are battling over who can become the Democratic nominee of the left progressive liberal wing in the November General election.
Do we really want to give either of them another term to continue raising taxes on the poor and middle-class residents of the 6th Congressional District? I say no, and that’s just one of the reasons why I am in this race.
I’m running for Congress to bring the voice of reason and respect back to Washington. I have a proven track record of fiscal responsibility and reducing debt in government.
We need a congressperson who isn’t under an ethics investigation and who will work for ordinary citizens and not embrace the policies of Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi.
We need to hold our representatives in Washington accountable for the reckless spending policies that are forcing Illinoisans to pay more in taxes. That is why I need your help to become the Republican nominee this November.
It is time to send the Democrats a message that enough is enough and elect a true Republican this November. I hope I can count on your support.
Vote for Republican Gary Grasso on June 28th.