Archive for February, 2012

RonPaul2012.com | In Case You Missed It: Chicago-area National Taxpayer Group Endorses Ron Paul

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Tax Accountability’s endorsement of Ron Paul for U.S. President was featured on RonPaul2012.com. LAKE JACKSON, Texas – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul was endorsed yesterday by Tax Accountability of TAC, a Chicago-based national taxpayer watchdog organization.  Tax Accountability is the political action arm of Taxpayers United of America (TUA).  Founded in 1976, TUA is one of [...]


Peek-A-Boo, Kansas Gov’t Pensions-We See You!

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Click here to view as a  PDF KANSAS – Taxpayers United of America has released the top pension estimates for Kansas government teachers and employees. “We are shedding light at last, on the problems with Kansas’ government pension system,” said Christina Tobin, Vice President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), and founder and President of [...]


Tax Accountability Endorses Ron Paul For President

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Click here to view as a PDF CHICAGO—Tax Accountability (TAC) president Jim Tobin announced today that the organization is formally endorsing U.S. House Representative Ron Paul (R-TX, Dist. 14) for President of the United States. “There simply is no comparison between Ron Paul and the other Republican candidates,” said Tobin. “Dr. Paul consistently has had [...]


KSN News Wichita | Grassroots group brings pension reform message to Kansas

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Wichita, Kansas, are featured in this story from KSN News Wichita. WICHITA, Kansas (KSN) — A grassroots group took their message of pension reform to Wichita hoping to shock citizens into action by releasing some stunning figures showing their estimates of what some city employees will make during their [...]


KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | Taxpayer group releases local officials’ salaries and estimated pensions

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Wichita, Kansas, are featured in this story from KWCH 12 Eyewitness News. (WICHITA, Kan.)—Wichita City Manager Robert Layton, Police Chief Norman Williams, and Fire Chief Ron Blackwell are a just a few of the city employees Taxpayers United of America use as examples. The group, based in Chicago, was [...]


Warren Buffett Crowned King Of Hypocrisy

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Click here to view News Advisory as a PDF CHICAGO–Warren Buffet is the king of hypocrisy and “should put a cork in it,” according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “I am sick and tired of seeing and hearing the swill expressed by this phony,” said Tobin. “The expose by Peter [...]


Government Hides Wichita Pensions?

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WICHITA—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today revealed government wages and pension estimates for Wichita and Sedgwick County.  Kansas government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but when retired, many will become pension millionaires. Kansas officials refused to release pension figures, so the pension payouts are close estimates* for this report. “What are Kansas lawmakers [...]


Daily Herald | Suburbs getting more property taxes

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Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United for America, is quoted in the following story from the Daily Herald. At a time when property values have gone down considerably, many suburbs have sharply increased how much they’re receiving in property taxes. More than two dozen towns throughout the suburbs have raised property taxes by more than [...]


Salina Journal News | Taxpayer group takes issue with pensions

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Saline, Kansas, are featured in this article at the Salina Journal News. Salina City Manager Jason Gage said Friday he would be “happy to retire” on the $2.35 million pension payout a national taxpayer advocacy group said Wednesday that he would take home after 35 years of working for [...]


KSALLink.com | Top 25 Local Government Salaries; Projected Lifetime Pensions Revealed

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Saline, Kansas, are featured in this story from KSALLink.com. An organization that believes government pensions are out of control, and unsustainable, revealed the top 25 salaries and projected pensions from Saline County, the City of Salina, and Salina teachers Wednesday. Taxpayers United of America is currently traveling the country, [...]


Wichita Business Journal | Taxpayer group balks at pension payouts; officials say estimates are overblown

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Saline, Kansas, are featured in this article from Wichita Business Journal. Advocacy group Taxpayers United of America has been touring Kansas this week criticizing what it says are excessive city, county and school district pension programs funded by property tax increases. The Salina Journal reports that according to the [...]


Cigarette Tax Hikes Usually Backfire

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Raising cigarette taxes in most instances have backfired on states hoping to get a windfall on the higher taxes. Unintended consequences are the rule, not the exception. States raising cigarette taxes usually find that consumers alter their purchasing patterns. They start getting their cigarettes from sources with lower or no taxes. These sources may be [...]


Kansas City Business Journal | Group rails against government pensions, names names

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Kansas City, Kansas, are featured in this article from the Kansas City Business Journal. One of the largest taxpayer organizations in the United States is calling for reform of government worker pensions by revealing pension payouts to local officials, Fox4 reports. Taxpayers United of America claims many government employees [...]


KSALLink.com | Group to Reveal Local Government Salaries, Projected Pensions

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Saline, Kansas, are featured in this story from KSALLink.com. An organization that believes government pensions are out of control, and unsustainable, will on Wednesday reveal the salaries and projected pensions of Salina and Saline County government employees. Taxpayers United of America is currently traveling the country, making stops in [...]


Salina, KS: Top Secret Government Pensions Revealed!

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SALINA— Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today revealed government employee wages and pension estimates for Salina and Saline County.  Kansas’ government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but when retired, many will become pension millionaires.  Kansas officials refused to release pension figures, so the pension payouts are close estimates* for this report. “Why are [...]


Fox 4 Kansas City | Group Predicts Huge Pensions Will Cause Kansas Catastrophe

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Kansas City, Kansas, are featured in this story from Fox 4 Kansas City. To watch the report, click here. KANSAS CITY, Kan. — One of the largest taxpayer organizations in the United States is in Kansas, calling for reform of government worker pensions. Taxpayers United of America claims many [...]


Topeka, KS: Top Secret Government Pensions Revealed!

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TOPEKA— Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today revealed government employee wages and pension estimates for Topeka, Shawnee County, KSU and the State of Kansas.  Kansas’ government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but when retired, many will become pension millionaires.  Kansas officials refused to release pension figures, so the pension payouts are close estimates* [...]


“Governor Bribe” Again Plays The Game To Earn The Name!

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Two lucky politicos from Oak Lawn were appointed to fill terms in the Illinois General Assembly in 2010.  And in what the Chicago Tribune  calls a “Quinncidence,” after voting for Gov. Patrick Quinn’s huge 67% state income tax increase, they landed cushy jobs with cash-strapped Cook County. John O’Sullivan and Michael Carberry were selected by [...]


Kansas City, KS : Top Secret Government Pensions Revealed!

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KANSAS CITY, KS— Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today revealed government employee wages and pension estimates for Kansas City and Lawrence, and Wyandotte and Douglas Counties.  Kansas’ government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but when retired, many will become pension millionaires.  Kansas officials refused to release pension figures, so the pension payouts are [...]


WREX 13 NBC | College Illinois! could get shot of taxpayer cash

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Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United for America, is quoted in the following story from WREX 13 NBC. By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ distressed prepaid tuition program could receive a cash infusion from taxpayers, even though it is not backed by the state. State Rep. Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, is [...]


Ouch! Ohio Government Pensions Are A Painful Reality!

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OHIO – Taxpayers United of America has released the top pension estimates for Ohio government teachers and employees. “We are shedding light at last, on the problems with Ohio’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 [...]


The Lima News | Group asks why Ohio pension data being kept secret

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TUA’s call for Ohio Gov. John Kasich to release pension data was featured in this Lima News article. CHICAGO – Ohio Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly are being asked to set the standard for transparency by releasing information about their government pension. “Ohio is one of a few states that interprets its Open [...]


Gov. Kasich and OH General Assembly: Release Ohio’s Government Pension Numbers!

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


WTOL 11 | Group pushing for transparency, change in public employee pension system

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Toledo, Ohio, are featured in this story from WTOL 11. TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) – A group called Taxpayers United of America was in Toledo Thursday pushing for reform in the way Ohio handles public employee pensions. The group says employee pension information should be made public.  They also want [...]