WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News

Rauner: 'We've Paid Full Taxes as Appropriate'

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Republican Bruce Rauner will not say whether he believes it's fair that as a wealthy businessman, he was able to avoid paying Social Security and Medicare taxes in 2010 and 2011. 

The candidate for Illinois governor was asked Friday about a Chicago Tribune report last week. It showed business income-loss tax rules allowed Rauner to pay no Social Security or Medicare taxes in those years despite income of $55 million. 

Rauner told reporters in Springfield that "we've paid full taxes as appropriate." Asked whether the exemption is fair to all wage-earners, he said: "We can talk about how we should reform our tax code." He says that discussion is forthcoming. 

Rauner's opponent - Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn - has repeatedly called on Rauner to release his complete tax records. 

See other LocalNews news:

Centralia Man Beaten and Bit By Dog During Home Invasion
Police Beat for Saturday, January 31st, 2015
Re-enactment of Lincoln's Funeral Planned In Springfield
Illinois Threatens to Withhold Funds if Districts Don't Test
Southern Illinois Cross Drew Nearly 10,000 Visitors in 2014




Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

This Site logo