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State cannot afford more tax increases

Published: Saturday, July 26, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

When Mike Frerichs, the Democratic candidate for state treasurer, announced he was trying to raise taxes on services in Illinois, I thought at first he must be joking.

Unfortunately, “Tax Hike” Mike Frerichs just can’t control himself when it comes to raising taxes. 

Illinois is already one of the highest-taxed states in the nation, and we don’t get a great return on our investment. Now Frerichs wants to raise taxes on services in Illinois.

That means he wants to tax us every time we go to a yoga class or the beauty salon.

The idea of raising taxes when Illinois families are already struggling, and good-paying jobs are leaving our state, is just wrong. I, for one, cannot afford to pay an additional tax to go to yoga or to get my hair done.

If you agree, please join me and stand up to Frerichs and his plan to raise taxes on services by going to OvertaxedIllinois.com to sign a petition against another tax increase.

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