Valerie Burd for 50th District
Illinois House of Representatives
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Valerie talking to the citizens of Elburn, IL at the Elburn Days Parade
Valerie Burd has a plan to
Read her plan below!!
** Vote Valerie Burd on November 4th **
Are your property taxes too high?
It’s time to do something about it!
For the past four months, I have been walking around the District, talking to homeowners and business people, and what they all told me was: We need property tax relief.
Here’s my proposal: Get rid of our current income tax. Move education funding off of our property taxes and put it onto a new, progressive income tax. This will lower our property taxes by 60 to 70%. The graduated tax will place the burden on people who have the income to pay it. FYI - Retirement income is not taxed in Illinois.
My plan will Help seniors, people on fixed incomes, people struggling to make ends meet, stay in their homes instead of leaving Illinois. A 2013 Gallup Poll reports 50% of Illinois residents went to leave the state. Spur Economic Development by making homes, office space, and industrial property more affordable. Illinois’ property tax rates are the second highest in the nation, right after New Jersey- Urban Institute
What would you do with an additional $4,000- $7,000 a year?
Let me work for you in Springfield to lower our property taxes. Vote Valerie Burd for State Representative, 50th District
Illinois' flat income tax places it in the 'Terrible Ten'
Illinois is one of the ten most regressive states in the country, according to the nonprofit, nonpartisan Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy. A state is regressive if it requires the poor to pay a greater share of their income in taxes than the rich. In Illinois, the state’s poorest residents—those in the bottom 20 percent of the income scale—pay almost three times as much of their earnings in taxes as the top one percent do. (read more)
Illinois has one of most unfair tax systems, study shows
The next time you complain about taxes in Illinois, take some comfort in knowing your complaining is justified — at least according to a new report on the fairness of tax systems across the U.S. (read more)
Here's some information on retirement income that isn't
Upcoming Fundraising Events!
Rookies All American Pub & Grill, 1545 W. Main St., St. Charles, IL from 5 to 7 :30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23. I hear hamburgers there are fantastic. We will have some great hors d'oeuvres with a cash bar. Come visit with the candidate. Maybe you'll want to stay and try the hamburgers! Tickets will be $20 per person.
Why am I running?
I consider myself a moderate/Independent voter who supports the current State Rep. Kay Hatcher. I believe in supporting the best individual, and have never voted down a party line before. I also believe strongly in working with people from all perspectives and political beliefs towards compromise.
I decided to run because I love our country, our Constitution and the political process. I hear so many people saying negative things about politicians – wanting to kick them all out of office. But when we look back in our history and see the leaders who have stepped forward when we needed them most to solve our problems, we have to feel that God has blessed us many times. There are many good people, Democrats and Republicans, working to solve the problems we are facing. We need to support these people, not the ones who are trying to tear us part.