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Tax Accountability: Candidates Are Not Endorsed By Us Unless We Say They Are Endorsed

CHICAGO–The chairman of Tax Accountability (TAC), the political action arm of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), today issued a statement warning candidates for office that they must refrain from stating or implying they have been endorsed by Tax Accountability unless the organization specifically states that it has endorsed them. “Candidates must return our questionnaire and

Iowa Government Pen$ion$; WOW!

Iowa Government Pen$ion$; WOW!

IOWA – Taxpayers United of America has released the top pension estimates for Iowa government teachers and  employees. “We are shedding light at last, on the problems with Iowa’s government pension system,” said Christina Tobin, Vice President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), and founder and President of ‘Free and Equal Elections.’ “Minimal reform has

examiner.com | Taxpayer watchdog sues Riverside Brookfield

examiner.com | Taxpayer watchdog sues Riverside Brookfield

The following article from examiner.com features TUA’s lawsuit against the Riverside-Brookfield school board. January 24, 2012. Chicago. The taxpayer watchdog group Taxpayers United of America filed suit yesterday in Cook County Circuit Court against the Riverside-Brookfield, Illinois school board. The lawsuit claims that Riverside-Brookfield administrators used money from taxpayer coffers to fund a PR campaign

Davenport Iowa: Government Pensions Top Secret

DAVENPORT—A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals salaries and top pension estimates for the government employees of the city of Davenport and Scott County. These government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but as retirees, many will become pension millionaires. Iowa bureaucrats refuse to release pension figures, so total pension payouts were estimated* for this report.

“One really has to question why Iowa lawmakers keep individual pension information in a shroud of secrecy. Prohibiting public review of this information sends a message to taxpayers that lawmakers are more concerned with protecting abusers and double-dippers than imposing adequate reforms on a system that holds taxpayers hostage,” said Christina Tobin, TUA Vice President.

“Davenport and Scott County taxpayers struggle through this recession with average wages of $36,000 while government employees really rake it in for as many as 30 years of retirement.”

Eastern Iowa Government | National taxpayer group says Cedar Rapids’ and Iowa City’s top-paid employees will see more than $2 million in lifetime pension payouts

Eastern Iowa Government | National taxpayer group says Cedar Rapids’ and Iowa City’s top-paid employees will see more than $2 million in lifetime pension payouts

TUA’s pension project on Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is featured in this article from Eastern Iowa Government. January 18, 2012, 2:17 pm By Rick Smith/SourceMedia Group News CEDAR RAPIDS — A national “taxpayers” group stopped here Wednesday to say it’s time for the state of Iowa and Iowa’s local governments and schools to move public employees

Gov. Branstad and IA General Assembly: Release Iowa’s Public Pension Numbers!

Gov. Branstad and IA General Assembly: Release Iowa’s Public Pension Numbers!

CHICAGO – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) Vice President, Christina Tobin, called on Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and the Iowa General Assembly to set the standard for transparency by releasing its government pension data. “I have written letters to Gov. Branstad and the members of the General Assembly, urging them to change the culture of

Cedar Rapids & Iowa City : Government Pensions Top Secret

CEDAR RAPIDS—A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals salaries and top pension estimates for the government employees of the cities of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Linn and Johnson Counties,  and area government teachers.  These government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but as retirees, many will become pension millionaires. Iowa bureaucrats refuse to release pension figures, so total pension payouts were estimated* for this report.

“One really has to question why Iowa lawmakers keep individual pension information in a shroud of secrecy. Prohibiting public review of this information sends a message to taxpayers that lawmakers are more concerned with protecting abusers and double-dippers than imposing adequate reforms on a system that holds taxpayers hostage,” said Christina Tobin, TUA Vice President.

“Cedar Rapids and Iowa City taxpayers struggle through this recession with average wages of $30,000 to $43,000, while government employees really rake it in for as many as 30 years of retirement.”

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