Illinois Senate President John Cullerton denies that he ever called for a tax on retirement income. Even though the evidence (compiled by the Illinois Republican Party) could make one think otherwise. (Here, here, here, here and here.) (See the Cullerton speech at the City Club here.)
But, speaking as someone who lives partially off retirement income, might I ask: Why is this a bad thing? Why shouldn't income from any source be taxed, at progressive rates (i.e. low-income folks pay a smaller percentage)?