John Bauman http://wuis.org en Activists Pushing For Graduated Income Tax http://wuis.org/post/activists-pushing-graduated-income-tax <p>A group of activists are working to end Illinois' flat income tax. They say they've gathered more than 150-thousand signatures so far, and are making their case to Illinois lawmakers.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Income in Illinois is taxed at a uniform five percent, whether you're working at a drive-thru window or you're the CEO of a multi-national corporation.</span></p><p>The people pushing what they call a "fair tax" would have wealthy people pay more, while middle- and lower-income people would pay less. That's already how federal income taxes work.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 12360 at http://wuis.org