SPRINGFIELD – If you're hoping to see the price at Illinois gas pumps go down this weekend like Governor Pritzker has told everyone is going to happen, you'll be disappointed, the gas distributors are explaining.
It's just that they've DELAYED a 2.2 cents per gallon gas tax hike that was supposed to start July 1st. So that means nothing will change today.
Here's a letter gas station owners got today to clear up the mess and answer their customers that were effectively misled, or shall we say "lied to" by Pritzker and the Democrats:
If you can't see the image, here's what the letter says;
JOHNSON OIL CO.
1305 12th Ave.
Rock Falls, IL 61071
July 1, 2022
RE: Motor Fuel Tax suspension
There is some confusion about the suspension of the motor fuel tax that goes into effect July 1, 2022. The legislature had passed an INCREASE of 2.2 cents that was supposed to go into effect July 1, 2022. They are not going to implement this.
The Illinois tax stays the same as it was:
39.2 cents per gallon for Gasoline
46.7 cents per gallon for diesel
The sales tax from 35 to 45 cents per gallon is still in place.
With all the hype out there, I think some customers think the price is going down 40-50 cents. The taxes are the same as they were yesterday. They just didn't add another 2.2 cents.
I hope this helps you answer questions from customers.
Clearly, Illinois' gas prices are approximately 75 cents per gallon higher because of taxes – gasoline/diesel tax AND sales tax – on each gallon.
Who feels this pain the most? Those that live in rural areas and suburban areas – the middle class, the working poor, the "essential workers" that are abused with outrageous state taxes.
Every election year democrat Illinois governors say balanced budget a priority, it might have been possible if the Pritzker administration hadn’t given away 2 billion dollars to criminals. Fraudsters suckered the incompetent and irresponsible Pritzker administration out of more than half the money paid out by the state from a special federally funded pandemic unemployment fund, pilfering nearly $2 billion in federal money. Rumors abound that it went to all democrats who will funnel some of it back to the democrats as campaign dollars.
The Pritzker administration whined that it is Trumps fault, but NOT ONE other state had a $2 Billion dollar problem with fraud because they followed the Trump administration’s directions. This whole thing smells of organized crime to me.
ILLINOIS GOVERNOR FORCES GAS STATIONS TO DISPLAY PRITZKER’S GAS TAX HIKE DELAY, PURE ILLEGAL ELECTION PROPAGANDA
Organized crime much Illinois State democrats……
(5 ILCS 430/) State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.
(5 ILCS 430/Art. 5 heading)
(Source: P.A. 93-615, eff. 11-19-03.)
(5 ILCS 430/5-15)
Sec. 5-15. Prohibited political activities.
(a) State employees shall not intentionally perform any prohibited political activity during any compensated time (other than vacation, personal, or compensatory time off). State employees shall not intentionally misappropriate any State property or resources by engaging in any prohibited political activity for the benefit of any campaign for elective office or any political organization.
“The government is the potent omnipresent teacher. For good or ill it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that the end justifies the means to declare that the government may commit crimes would bring terrible retribution.” ~ Justice Louis D. Brandeis, (1856-1941) US Supreme Court Justice, Olmstead v. United States, 277 US 438, 1928
Also, the law of our state constitution says all monies must be used for the public good, not for the democrat party good. Imagine that tax dollars spent by govt must be for the general welfare of Illinois citizens. I know that’s news to the democrat supermajority state legislature. Here is the proof from the Illinois state constitution: ARTICLE VIII, Section 1:
(a) Public funds, property or credit shall be used ONLY for public purposes.
I allege Pritzker’s mandated gas pump sticker is electioneering and campaigning for Pritzker and the state legislature democrats; a violation of constitutional law. The gas pump sticker is no value to the public, the value is to Pritzker, so he can brag in this election year I saved you money at the gas pump.
I crunched the numbers and figured delaying implementation of the 2.2 cent increase over six months will save me roughly $9.00.
That’s how Pritzker is helping us at the gas pumps