25th Anniversary of First Federal Entitlement Repeal

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25th Anniversary of First Federal Entitlement Repeal Commentary, Foundation, Items of Interest, Latest, TEF

by admin on December 15, 2014 with 0 comment

Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage and Repeal Act of 1989, the first time a major federal entitlement was repealed.

Victory seemed unobtainable for taxpayers until senior citizens led a protest in August of 1989 against Congressman Dan Rostenkowski (D-IL), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, garnering media attention and energizing an anti-tax movement in Illinois and across the United States…

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Taxpayers Demand Gov. Quinn Veto Property Tax Theft

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Taxpayers Demand Gov. Quinn Veto Property Tax Theft Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on December 9, 2014 with 0 comment

Before recently defeated Gov. Pat Quinn (D) leaves office, taxpayers urge that he veto SB 3341, a bill that passed through the state legislature December 3 and will increase the property tax bills of McHenry County taxpayers. According to the president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), increased property taxes amount to strong-arm robbery…

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Home Rule: The Most Insidious Form of Government Anywhere in the United States of America

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Home Rule: The Most Insidious Form of Government Anywhere in the United States of America Commentary, Foundation, Latest, TEF

by admin on December 4, 2014 with 0 comment

“Home Rule means Home Ruin.”
– Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF).

In 1970, Illinois adopted a new constitution that designated any municipality with a population greater than 25,000 as a home rule unit. In addition, municipalities can vote to adopt Home Rule, or repeal Home Rule if they already have it. “Illinois Home Rule gives unlimited taxing power to bureaucrats,” said Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF).

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This is Why Judges Get Pensions

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This is Why Judges Get Pensions Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases

by admin on November 25, 2014 with 0 comment

Chicago—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) did not endorse or support the government pension reform that was passed last year because it fell drastically short of what is needed to adequately reform Illinois’ government pension cabal. It is no surprise that judges ruled to protect the rights of pensioners at the expense of every taxpayer in the state…

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Stunning Champaign and Decatur Government Pensions Crush Taxpayers Illinois, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on November 12, 2014 with 2 comments

Champaign—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new study of the pensioners of the Cities of Champaign and Decatur, Macon and Champaign County government schools, Richland Community College, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. “Hundreds of retired local government retirees are getting multi-million dollar pensions,” stated Rae Ann McNeilly, executive director of TUA…

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Syverson First Republican Legislator to Call for State Income Tax Increase

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Syverson First Republican Legislator to Call for State Income Tax Increase Illinois, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases

by admin on November 10, 2014 with 0 comment

Chicago—Republican State Senator Dave Syverson, Rockford, IL, is calling for an extension of the state’s 67% “temporary” state income tax increase that is set to roll back to 3.75% on January 1, 2015. According to the president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), more Republicans may back such a measure now that the election is over…

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411 Victories: Taxpayers Have Spoken!

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411 Victories: Taxpayers Have Spoken! Illinois, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Referenda, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on November 5, 2014 with 0 comment

Chicago – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) helped local activists defeat Home Rule referenda in 5 out of 6 communities. This brings our total Illinois Home Rule referenda victories to 206! We were also successful in defeating 2 of 3 countywide sales tax battles, bringing the total to 205 victories against tax increases!

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Taxpayers United of America Media Coverage Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases

by admin on November 3, 2014 with 0 comment

Following is media coverage for Taxpayers United of America. On October 15th, the Breeze Courier Online, based in Taylorville, Illinois and Christian County’s only daily, reported on TUA’s efforts to defeat home rule referenda on the November 4th ballot in the five suburban-Chicago villages of Barrington, Lake Zurich, Lynwood, Crestwood, and Matteson on November 4th.

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