Fixing the Budget

Vital services like schools, roads, healthcare, and safety are starving for resources while greedy corporations and the ultra-rich game the system for big tax breaks. Fixing the tax structure will stabilize our budget for the long-term while giving most people a tax cut.


Priority Legislation: SJRCA 1 — Amends the Illinois Constitution to allow us to tax billionaires at a higher rate than janitors.


Principles

  • Big corporations shouldn’t get huge tax breaks from the state that aren’t available to small businesses
  • Stock market income shouldn’t be taxed at a vastly lower rate than income from working a job
  • The highest earners should pay more than working people and the poor to stabilize our budget
  • We should expand the Earned Income Tax Credit to support low-income working families