Chicago Tribune | Family campfires may burn again in Cook forest preserves

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Chicago Tribune | Family campfires may burn again in Cook forest preservesIllinois Press, Press

by admin on April 30, 2012 with 0 comment

Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United for America, is quoted in the following story from the Chicago Tribune. This month, for the first time in their lives, some 10- and 11-year-old Cub Scouts from Chicago built a fire, pitched tents and slept under the stars. The kids discovered the great outdoors in a small patch …

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Activists Hold Rally Against Eminent Domain, Peotone Government Airport

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Activists Hold Rally Against Eminent Domain, Peotone Government AirportEvents, Latest

by admin on April 23, 2012 with 0 comment

View release as a PDF PEOTONE—Jim Tobin spoke to 200 members of STAND (Shut This Airport Nightmare Down) at STAND’s Apr. 21 rally to oppose the proposed government airport in Peotone. The state of Illinois has spent $150 million on this boondoggle and is threatening to use “quick take” eminent domain to steal farms and …

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Chicago Police Pensions Worth Three Times Social Security Pensions With Less Time Worked

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Chicago Police Pensions Worth Three Times Social Security Pensions With Less Time WorkedIllinois, Latest, Pension Reform

by admin on April 23, 2012 with 23 comments

View release as a PDF CHICAGO–The average Chicago police pension is worth three times that of Social Security and police can retire with six years less work, according to research by Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “The maximum Social Security pension is $22,000 at age 62, with a minimum of 35 years of work,” said …

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Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, St. Louis County retirees see six-figure pensions

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Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, St. Louis County retirees see six-figure pensionsMinnesota Press, Press

by admin on April 22, 2012 with 0 comment

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Duluth, Minnesota are featured in this article from the Duluth News Tribune. A Chicago-based watchdog group that trains its critical eye on public employee pensions has turned its scrutiny to Duluth and St. Louis County. The group’s figures, confirmed by the Public Employees Retirement Association of Minnesota, show that …

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Peoria Journal Star | Report details high state pensions for police

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Peoria Journal Star | Report details high state pensions for policeIllinois Press, Press

by admin on April 19, 2012 with 0 comment

The Peoria Journal Star featured TUA’s release on Illinois state troopers and corrections officers who are pension millionaires. GERMANTOWN HILLS —A recently retired captain of District 8 of the Illinois State Police and the current director of the region’s covert drug enforcement group each receive among the highest state pensions. According to a report released …

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Rochester Government Pensions Reveal Need For More ReformLatest, Minnesota, Pension Reform

by admin on April 18, 2012 with 2 comments

View release as a PDF ROCHESTER—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today revealed retired government employee pensions for Rochester and Olmsted County. Many Minnesota government employees are becoming pension millionaires when retired. “Many government retirees make more in pension payments than private sector taxpayers make in salaries,” stated Christina Tobin, TUA Vice President and Founder and …

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