To help solve the uncontrolled spending and pension issues in Illinois, many Illinois legislators including the governor want higher income taxes which will be generated by a graduated income tax! They say taxes for most people will go down. That may be true if you do not work, but if you are working watch out! The middle class always bears the burden of any significant tax increase. Who paid when Illinois income taxes went up 67% in 2012? It will take an amendment to the Illinois Constitution to permit a graduated income tax. This means it must be approved by the citizens of this state. Remember this – a high percentage of the people in this state work for the government or are retired from government jobs. They will vote to retain their high salaries and pensions! This is a fact!