Archive for September, 2010

CTA to Waste $1.2 Billion in Red Line Boondoggle

CHICAGO- The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is underway with a project that would extend the Red Line’s reach past its current ending point at 95th and Dan Ryan to three miles farther south, at 130th St. This proposed “solution” comes at the cost of $1.2 billion for taxpayers. NTUI’s Nick Mestad testifies on behalf of [...]


Tax Accountability Endorses Libertarian Candidate Mike Labno for U.S. Senate

CHICAGO—“Unsustainable spending in Washington threatens to bankrupt our country. Taxpayers must take action this election for our own protection and the protection of our children and grandchildren. That is why Tax Accountability (TAC), the political action arm of NTUI, is endorsing Libertarian Candidate Mike Labno for US Senate,” said Jim Tobin, TAC President. “Mike Labno [...]


Tax Accountability Endorses Independent Candidate Scott Lee Cohen For Illinois Governor

CHICAGO—“The November election for Illinois Governor will impact taxpayers and their families’ financial situation for years to come. That is why Tax Accountability (TAC), the political action arm of NTUI, is endorsing Illinois businessman and Independent Candidate Scott Lee Cohen for Illinois Governor,” said Jim Tobin, TAC President. Scott Lee Cohen Speaks at a Press [...]


Stephenson County Government Teachers Doing Well- Private Sector Workers Not So Good

The Illinois Taxpayer Education Foundation (ITEF) has just completed a research project on the public school salaries and benefits in Stephenson County, Illinois. Jim Tobin, president of ITEF, brings up these facts: “Stephenson County Illinois has 10.5% unemployment rate with the median full time wage of $30,800 per year. Yet at Stephenson government schools, 98% [...]