Taxing “Life’s Essentials” is Just Plain Wrong

Let’s Eliminate ALL Sales Taxes on Food. Medicine, and Medical Appliances Permanently

The current Illinois budget calls for a temporary suspension of the state sales tax on groceries through June 30, 2023.

I don’t think that is good enough.

 “Life’s Essentials” should never have been taxed in the first place. We can fix that.

1 in 9 children in Illinois face hunger and nearly 20% of Illinois residents said they’ve cut pills in half or skipped doses due to costs, while another 21% didn’t fill prescriptions due to costs. Government should not add to the problem by taxing “Life’s Essentials.”

Illinois is one of only 13 states that impose sales tax on groceries. Illinois is also the only state that taxes prescription drugs at the state level.

I will fight for the permanent elimination of state and ALL local sales taxes on:

  • Basic foods such as bread, milk, cheese, baby food and formula, fresh meats, poultry, common seafood, fruits, nuts, vegetables and similar food.
  • All prescription drugs and non-prescription pain relievers such as aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen, cough suppressants, antihistamines, antacids, laxatives, and diarrhea remedies.
  • Medical Appliances such as, but not limited to, crutches or canes, wheelchairs, walkers, and braces.
The Illinois Legislature is not going to eliminate ALL sales taxes on food, medicine, and medical appliances unless YOU demand it!
Paid for by Peter Janko for Illinois
PO Box 21, Marengo, IL 60152
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