Kinzler warns of fewer taxpayers to shoulder state's growing liabilities
Jay Kinzler warns that the tax burden on Illinois residents could rise higher as the state lost thousands of taxpayers last year.
“Statistics from the IRS show 73,000 taxpayers left Illinois to go to other states,” he told the DuPage Policy Journal. “They took their tax dollars with them. They also took their consumer spending dollars with them. That leaves fewer of us in Illinois to support the ever growing liabilities of our state.”
His comments come after U.S. Census Bureau data showed that Illinois dropped from being the fifth largest state to the sixth, being passed up by Pennsylvania.
Kinzler, a Republican from Glen Ellyn who is vying for the seat held by Rep. Deb Conroy (D-Villa Park) in District 46, said that something needs to be done about the high tax rate and the corruption in Springfield. “If we don’t replace the current inept career politicians in Illinois with sound leaders our state is headed for disaster,” he said.
He noted the political atmosphere in the state has led to near disaster.
“With one-party rule in Illinois we have in essence a dictatorship run by (House Speaker Mike) Madigan. This has destroyed all checks and balances on government spending and corruption. With the highest property taxes in the U.S. and a 32 percent hike in income taxes, residents cannot afford to stay here,” he said, adding people are moving to states with “more competent leadership.”
Kinzler’s campaign has been one promising big change for all Illinois residents. “Lower income taxes. Lower property taxes. Eliminate corruption. Support core services,” he said.
“We also need to support job producing business so people can earn a decent living to support their families," he said. "We have to stop the government’s adverse treatment of those running businesses. We need to foster an environment that is business friendly.”
House District 46 includes all or part of Glendale Heights, Carol Stream and Villa Park.