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End tax break deals for big corporations

Illinois deserves a fair, consistent business tax policy

522 People have acted

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It's time we called a halt to corporate chiefs holding us for ransom. Sears threatens to leave unless it gets tax breaks. Motorola threatens to leave unless it gets tax breaks. Chicago Mercantile Exchange threatens to leave unless it gets tax breaks. Office Depot threatens to leave unless it gets tax breaks. When they're granted, that just means the rest of us have to make up the difference. It's got to stop. Small business owners don't get any similar consideration. And this is just another part of the "deal culture" in Illinois we cannot afford. We need fair business tax policies. Many business leaders simply don't trust Illinois' political leadership because of this. If we had a consistent policy, we wouldn't have to keep being held hostage to corporate ransom.

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