Alton Daily News | Six Figure Salary for Staffer

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Alton Daily News | Six Figure Salary for Staffer Illinois, Illinois Press, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Press, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on January 28, 2015 with 0 comment

TUA President Jim Tobin was quoted by the Alton Daily News in a story about Sara Wojcicki Jimenez’ salary. Gov. Bruce Rauner has said he won’t take a salary or benefits. Neither will his wife. That’s not the case for everybody on the team.  Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, a former Springfield television reporter who has more …

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Crain’s | Endorsements, debates and polls as ward races heat up

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Crain’s | Endorsements, debates and polls as ward races heat up Illinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Press

by admin on January 28, 2015 with 0 comment

A study by TUA on Chicago police and firefighters pensions was mentioned by Crain’s Chicago Business in a story about endorsements on the campaign trail. Some bits and pieces from the campaign trail on endorsements, a 2nd Ward poll, police and firefighter pensions, and aldermanic debates. The Chicago Federation of Labor is out with its …

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Chicago Police and Fire Pensions: FAIL

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Chicago Police and Fire Pensions: FAIL Chicago, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on January 14, 2015 with 5 comments

CHICAGO – Chicagoans aren’t getting their money’s worth for their police and fire departments, according to Illinois’s largest taxpayer organization, Taxpayers United of America (TUA).

“Our study of Chicago police and firefighter pensions shows that we are paying through the nose for a system that has failed us at every level,” said Jim Tobin, president of TUA…

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TAXPAYER ALERT: State Income Tax Hike Possible in January

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TAXPAYER ALERT: State Income Tax Hike Possible in January Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on December 31, 2014 with 0 comment

Illinois taxpayers may be blindsided by a January vote to make the 67% increase in the state income tax permanent, according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America.

“Outgoing Gov. Patrick Quinn (D), whom the Wall Street Journal has called the nation’s worst governor, just won’t go without creating more turmoil in his final days. Quinn has called a special session of the Ill. General Assembly for January 8 that will cost taxpayers $50,000,” said Tobin.

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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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