(Chicago, IL) — Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan is taking to social media to promote the idea of a graduated income tax. The Democrats call the graduated tax a “fair tax,” and Madigan put out a video slamming Governor Rauner for opposing the concept. In it, he says Rauner’s opposition is based on his desire to help himself and his rich friends and to deny tax relief to the middle class. The graduated tax is also a cornerstone of the campaign of Rauner’s Democrat challenger J.B. Pritzker. Rauner is adamantly opposed to a graduated tax, which would require a change in the constitution.
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