LEBANON – State Senator Kyle McCarter is taking his message against the bi-partisan agreement to raise the state income tax rate 33% directly to the people of Illinois, via Facebook.
This week every morning he’s produced a short video from his small manufacturing business that points out another negative aspect of the budget Senate President John Cullerton has said will be voted on February 7.
The views of McCarter’s Facebook videos has reached the tens of thousands – and one of the latest focuses on the effect the measure will have on the already overburdened small manufacturers spread throughout the state:
The other videos can be viewed on his Facebook page HERE.
You are right on point Senator.I’m dealing with a situation now with workman’s compensation where I am required to buy an insurance policy. Because I am president of my corporation I option out of the policy.
I don’t have any employees or sub-contractors. I do all the work myself. To option into the policy would cost more money than I can afford. I understand the requirement to have the coverage if I have employees and such. But why must I pay an insurance company to NOT insure me? Of course Illinois’ budget is imminently more important. We need authorities to look into many inequities in this State. I wish you could be my representative in Chicago rather than the Senator I currently have. Thank-you for your efforts.
We are not only loosing businesses and jobs across state borders but retirees as well. Retirees that shop and pay taxes here. I know many who have moved to Tennessee and Florida to escape the tax burden that the state of Illinois has brought on them. These people are on fixed incomes. They can’t afford any more new taxes. They can’t “tighten their belt” any more without suffocating.Raising taxes is not the way to go. It’s time that elected officials “tighten their belt” and live within their means.