The Illinois House of Representatives on Sunday passed both a $36.5 billion budget and an income-tax increase to pay for it, but both still must clear the state Senate. And the tax increase was met with an immediate promise of a veto from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Get ready to finance more brown malfunction, assuming the Loser Party empty suit doesn't ruin everything by questioning the need for billions in currency not backed by precious metals to keep the perpetual graft and monkeyshines machine running.
House members would need 71 votes to overcome that veto. The tax increase, which would raise about $5 billion and raise the tax rate from 3.75% to 4.95%, passed by a 72-45 vote, with some Republicans breaking from the governor to back the bill.
Instead of confronting the problems, we'll just punish the tax-paying chump. Again. Had enough yet, working Whites?
The votes happened as Illinois enters its third straight year without a budget and faced the threat of bond-ratings agencies lowering the state’s credit rating to junk status.
On the other hand we have lots of vibrancy in the Chiraq jungle and a clear plan of denial, apathy and punishing workers to help fix our money-changer rating.
"I will veto (Democratic House Speaker) Mike Madigan’s permanent 32 percent tax hike," Rauner said in a printed statement shortly after the votes. "Illinois families don’t deserve to have more of the hard-earned money taken from them when the legislature has done little to restore confidence in government or grow jobs.”
Stating the obvious has become a revolutionary act.
The budget passed after fairly brief debate on an 81-34 vote.
It sure is easy to spend other people's money.
Before Rep. Jeanne Ives, a Wheaton Republican, spoke, she was booed by Democrats, who were themselves admonished for their behavior by Rep. Lou Lang, the Democrat who is deputy majority leader.
"Dat beech bee Miss Anne an sheeet! She bee milk!"
"Shut up, you damn schwoogies!"
The jew admonishes the zoo.
Ives then urged representatives to vote against the tax increase. “The only people who will benefit from this are the public-sector unions,” she said, later adding, “And yet you haven’t shrunk the size of government at all - at all!”
Labor unions, liberal polices and big government caused this mess. Now we know why the jew let this unclean meat speak. This is total cuckservative delusion.
But fellow Republican Michael Unes of East Peoria said that he would vote for the increase as a way to end the two-plus years without a budget. “If it costs me my seat, so be it,” Unes said to scattered applause.
Wow. What a hero.
The tax increase would raise the individual income tax rate from the current 3.75 percent to 4.95 percent and raise the corporate tax rate from 5.25 percent to 7 percent, both retroactive to July 1.
African school economics. This will definitely bring "good jobs" back into your dying state.
After two-plus years of budget impasse, Illinois has $14.7 billion in past-due bills as of June 30.
On the other hand, we haven't been called a "racist" in several hours.
The enemy within.