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Wausau Hides Government Pension Payments

View release as a PDF WAUSAU—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) released estimated pension payouts for Wausau and Marshfield area government employees. Wisconsin refuses to release government pensions, ignoring citizens’ right to review all payments funded by taxes. TUA, who last year released pension estimates for state employees and eight Wisconsin cities, calculated estimated pensions for

Top Oshkosh and Fond du Lac Gov't Pension Estimates Released

View release as a PDF OSHKOSH—Free and Equal (F&E) and Taxpayers United of America (TUA) released estimated pension payouts for Oshkosh and Fond du Lac area government employees. Wisconsin refuses to release government pensions, ignoring citizens’ right to review all payments funded by taxes. TUA, who last year released pension estimates for state employees and

Illinois Gov't Pensions Over $100,000 Up 27% Since Last Year

Illinois Gov't Pensions Over $100,000 Up 27% Since Last Year

View release as a PDF CHICAGO—Retired Illinois government-employees pull in huge pension payments while Illinois taxpayers bail out the floundering government pension plans with the 67% increase in their state personal income tax, according Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of Illinois (TUA). Tobin added that the number of retired government employees in Illinois getting

Retired Illinois Judges Raking in Gluttonous Pensions

Retired Illinois Judges Raking in Gluttonous Pensions

View release as a PDF CHICAGO–Retired state and county Illinois judges are enjoying some of the most lavish, gold-plated pensions of all Illinois government-pensioners, according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Even while Springfield political leaders finally are discussing pension reform, judges’ million-dollar pensions are draining their state government-employee pension fund,”

NATO Meeting Costly Ego-Trip For Chicago Pols

View release as a PDF CHICAGO—Chicago’s hosting of the May NATO meetings was an expensive ego-trip for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his fellow politicians, charged Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Emanuel and his press flacks claimed that holding the NATO meetings put Chicago in a favorable light in the eyes

Springfield Pols to Vote on Cigarette Tax Hike Impacting Poor As They Look Forward to Lavish, Gold-Plated Pensions

View release as a PDF SPRINGFIELD–A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) shows that former members of the Illinois General Assembly are now enjoying lavish, gold-plated, million-dollar pensions that they authorized, and that some retired legislators already have collected over a million dollars in pension payments. Click here to view the top

No More Dialogue – Solution Is Here

View release as a PDF SAN FRANCISCO— It’s time to get the special interest money out of the electoral process. Free and Equal (F&E) and Taxpayers United of America (TUA) released lifetime pension payouts for San Francisco area government retirees. Taxpayers United of America and Free and Equal today revealed government employee pensions for the

WHEC TV News 10 | Convicted and Cashing In

WHEC TV News 10 | Convicted and Cashing In

Christina Tobin, Vice-President for TUA, was featured in this story from WHEC TV News 10 on convicted New York public employees cashing in with pension payouts. See video of the story below. Former public employees convicted and cashing in. Despite serving time behind bars, many public sector workers are still drawing a pension that you’re

Governor Brown Fails Fresno

View release as a PDF FRESNO— Governor Brown only missed his budget by about $16 billion and still hasn’t connected the dots between the crisis and the government employee pensions. While residents across Fresno County face crushing taxes, falling home values, and high unemployment, the governor maintains favor with the union leaders by seeking a

Governor Brown Fails Contra Costa

View release as a PDF PLEASANT HILL— Governor Brown only missed his budget by about $16 billion and still hasn’t connected the dots between the crisis and the government employee pensions. While residents across Contra Costa County face crushing taxes, falling home values, and high unemployment, the governor maintains favor with the union leaders by

Uniting in the Pension Fight

Uniting in the Pension Fight

SAN FRANCISCO – Christina Tobin, Founder and Chair of Free and Equal Elections Foundation and Vice-President of Taxpayers United of America, has been invited to attend the Pacific Research Institute’s discussion of public pensions. The event, Public Pension Tsunami: Closer to the Shore?, is a discussion presented by Pacific Research Institute. It will be held

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