Wausau Hides Government Pension PaymentsLatest, Pension Reform, Wisconsin

by admin on May 31, 2012 with 1 comment

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 …

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Top Oshkosh and Fond du Lac Gov’t Pension Estimates ReleasedLatest, Pension Reform, Wisconsin

by admin on May 30, 2012 with 0 comment

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 …

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

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Illinois Gov’t Pensions Over $100,000 Up 27% Since Last YearIllinois, Latest, Pension Reform

by admin on May 30, 2012 with 26 comments

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 …

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Retired Illinois Judges Raking in Gluttonous Pensions

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Retired Illinois Judges Raking in Gluttonous PensionsCommentary, Latest

by admin on May 29, 2012 with 0 comment

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,” …

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NATO Meeting Costly Ego-Trip For Chicago PolsCommentary, Latest

by admin on May 23, 2012 with 0 comment

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 …

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Springfield Pols to Vote on Cigarette Tax Hike Impacting Poor As They Look Forward to Lavish, Gold-Plated PensionsIllinois, Latest, Pension Reform

by admin on May 22, 2012 with 0 comment

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 …

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Cal Wachdog | Pension deniers attempt to shame reform advocates

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Cal Wachdog | Pension deniers attempt to shame reform advocatesCalifornia Press, Press

by admin on May 17, 2012 with 1 comment

TUA’s work on California’s pension crisis is mentioned in this post at CalWatchdog.com. If you have not read or heard anything about California’s unfunded public employee pension crisis, you’ve probably been living under a rock or, like union bosses and too many members of the state Legislature, the governor’s office and local elected officials, you …

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