David Gill knows there’s something fundamentally wrong when billionaires pay a lower tax rate than nurses and police officers and when corporations like GE pay more for their DC lobbyists than they do in federal taxes on their profits. For too long, middle-class families have been shouldering the burden while the wealthiest few have rigged the system. Regular Illinoisans like us paid too high a price during the economic crisis brought on by Wall Street banks and their reckless derivatives trading. In Congress, David Gill will vote to end the Bush tax cuts for the richest Americans while holding the line on tax rates for families making less than $250,000 per year.
The Bush tax giveaways for millionaires and billionaires exploded our deficit. David Gill will get serious about paying down our nation’s growing debt and he’ll support investing in education, infrastructure and job training in our communities.