Archive for January, 2012

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!

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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

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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 [...]


CBS 4 Quad Cities | Some taxpayers say some city leaders are getting paid too much

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Rae Ann McNeilly, TUA’s Director of Outreach, discussed Davenport’s pension payout system on CBS 4 Quad Cities. To watch the report, click here.  


The Daily Iowan | Public pension plans face scrutiny

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Iowa are featured in this article at The Daily Iowan. BY ASMAA ELKEURTI | JANUARY 23, 2012 7:20 AM The advocacy group Taxpayers United of America is calling for pension reform across Iowa. Officials from the anti-tax group said million-dollar pension payout plans need to be seriously evaluated by [...]


Davenport Iowa: Government Pensions Top Secret

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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 [...]


KGAN CBS 2 | Pension Protest Over Government Workers

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Rae Ann McNeilly, TUA’s Director of Outreach, discussed Cedar Rapids’ pension payout system on KGAN CBS 2. To watch the report, click here. (KGAN) CEDAR RAPIDS—How much money are government and city workers making during retirement? Too much, says Taxpayers United of America. “We don’t want to villify the people who are receiving salaries and [...]


The Gazette | Group wants public workers off pension system

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TUA’s pension project on Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is featured in this article from The Gazette. CEDAR RAPIDS — Representatives of a national group stopped here Wednesday to say it’s time for public employees in Iowa to be moved from a pension system to a less costly 401(k) retirement program like those used in the private [...]


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

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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!

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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

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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. [...]


The Republic (Associated Press) | Group to release pension data for Iowa workers

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Iowa are featured in this Associated Press article at The Republic. IOWA CITY, Iowa — A national group campaigning to cut pension benefits for government employees says it’s coming to eastern Iowa to expose the workers who are expected to make the most in retirement. Taxpayers United of America [...]


Des Moines Iowa: Government Pensions Top Secret

DES MOINES—A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals salaries and top pension estimates for the government employees of the cities of Des Moines, Ames, Boone; the counties of Polk and Story, Iowa government teachers, as well as Iowa State employees.  These government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but as [...]


WHO Newsradio 1040 | Group calls for pension reform in Iowa

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TUA’s pension project on Iowa is featured in this story at WHO Newsradio 1040. A non-partisan taxpayers rights organization is urging Iowa to reform its pension system for public employees. Taxpayers United of America, based in Chicago, wants states to switch from a traditional pension system, to a contribution system, like a 401k, and require [...]


Note to Kentucky: Top Bowling Green Government Pension Estimates Released

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CHICAGO–A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that Bowling Green and Warren County government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but that over a normal lifetime, many of these government employees, when they retire, will become pension millionaires. Kentucky bureaucrats refuse to release pension figures, so total pension payouts were [...]


CLTV | Politics Tonight featuring Andrew Spiegel and Rae Ann McNeilly

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Legal Counsel Andrew Spiegel and Director of Outreach Rae Ann McNeilly discussed TUA’s lawsuit against the Illinois Tollway on CLTV’s Politics Tonight. Click on the image below to view the video.