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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Politicians & Unions—Lying to Ill. Taxpayers About Gov't Pensions Since '95

View release as a PDF CHICAGO–Politicians and government-employee unions have been lying to Illinois taxpayers about government pension plans and their problems since 1995, charges levied by pension analyst and Taxpayers United of America (TUA) Director of Research Bill Zettler in his landmark book, “Illinois Pension Scam,” published on April 1, 2012. And, according to

Patriot Post | Spending Drives North Las Vegas to Declare State of Emergency

Patriot Post | Spending Drives North Las Vegas to Declare State of Emergency

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Las Vegas, Nevada, are featured in this article from the Patriot Post. The blossoming battle over unsustainable levels of compensation for government union workers has shifted to Nevada. On June 1st, the North Las Vegas City Council granted the city manager special authority to suspend parts of union contracts in order to

Chicago Tribune | Study calls for probing of political corruption in more than 60 suburbs

Chicago Tribune | Study calls for probing of political corruption in more than 60 suburbs

Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America, was quoted in the Chicago Tribune for the following article on a proposed inspector general for the suburbs. A proposal to create an inspector general for the suburbs drew skeptical reactions Monday, as officeholders and taxpayer watchdogs questioned how the position would work and whether it’s necessary.

Suburban Teacher/Administrator Crosses Swords with TUA on Pensions

View release as a PDF “Dave,” presumably a teacher or administrator in a Northwest-suburban school district, using the district’s e-mail address and most likely a school computer paid-for by taxpayers, sent the following rather slipshod e-mail to TUA President Jim Tobin: “I read your remarks made about teachers receiving a greater pension then [sic] ]people

Las Vegas Sun | Examination of public employee pensions raises eyebrows, questions about accuracy

Las Vegas Sun | Examination of public employee pensions raises eyebrows, questions about accuracy

Finding from TUA’s pension project on Las Vegas, Nevada, are featured in this article at the Las Vegas Sun. While the state retirement system appeals a court order to release individual pension data, a privately funded nonprofit group has taken it upon itself to estimate pensions for hundreds of public employees throughout local and state

Nevada’s Staggering Government Pension System Revealed!

View release as a PDF CARSON CITY—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released estimated pension payouts for Carson City area and Nevada government employees. Nevada refuses to release actual government pensions, ignoring citizens’ right to review all payments funded by taxes. TUA calculated estimated pensions for government employees based on actual salaries of current government

Las Vegas Hides Staggering Government Pension Payments From Taxpayers

View release as a PDF LAS VEGAS—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) released estimated pension payouts for Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Clark County government employees. Nevada refuses to release actual government pensions, ignoring citizens’ right to review all payments funded by taxes. TUA calculated estimated pensions for government employees based on actual salaries

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