Archive for August, 2012

FoxNews.com | Why we are on the brink of the greatest Depression of all time

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TUA’s study on Illinois government employees making over $425,000 per year was referenced in an article by Wayne Allen Root at Fox News.com. Everywhere from FoxNews.com to CNBC.com, I suddenly see commentators warning of pending doom, economic collapse, and a new Great Depression. Welcome to my club. Perhaps America’s politicians and economists should have paid attention [...]


It’s a Spending Problem, Not a Revenue Problem – Even in Shawano, Wisconsin!

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View release as a PDF SHAWANO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) released salaries and estimated pension payouts for Shawano School District government employees. “At a time when bureaucrats are trying to raise property taxes, one might think that they tighten their own belts, but not in Shawano, Wisconsin! They intend to also give themselves a 2% [...]


Examiner.com | Watchdog exposes Tollway cops taking home millions

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TUA’s release on Illinois Tollway retirees’ pension amounts was featured in the following article at examiner.com. August 16, 2012. Springfield. A taxpayer watchdog group examined payroll and pension benefits for employees of the Illinois Tollway System. What they found surprised even their investigators. Among other shocking data, the information revealed that of the five highest [...]


Colorado Springs & Pueblo CO Hide Stunning Government Pension Payments From Taxpayers

View release as a PDF COLORADO SPRINGS—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) released estimated pension payouts for Colorado Springs, Pueblo City and County, El Paso County and area government school employees. Colorado refuses to release actual government pensions, ignoring citizens’ right to review all payments funded by taxes. TUA calculated estimated pensions for government employees based [...]


KMOX Newsradio 1120 | Illinois Tollway Retirees featuring Jim Tobin

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Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United for America, appeared on KMOX Newsradio 1120 to discuss Illinois Tollway retirees’ pension payments. To listen, click on the audio player below.


The Source 560 AM | Grassroots Radio Colorado featuring Rae Ann McNeilly

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Rae Ann McNeilly, Director of Outreach for Taxpayers United for America, appeared on Grassroots Radio Colorado to discuss findings from the Colorado pension project.  


Illinois Tollway Retirees Get Wealthy For Doing Nothing

View release as a PDF CHICAGO—Some Illinois Tollway employees retire very early, and often become pension millionaires over their long retirement, according to the President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Our organization has obtained the names, annual pension figures and amounts-paid-to-date for former employees of the Illinois Tollway system,” said Jim Tobin, TUA President, [...]


Denver Hides Stunning Government Pension Payments From Taxpayers

View release as a PDF DENVER—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) released estimated pension payouts for Denver municipal, Denver Schools, and Colorado State government employees. Colorado 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 [...]


Appeal Filed in Illegal Electioneering Suit Against Riverside Brookfield SD208

View release as a PDF Chicago – Anthony J Peraica & Associates is appealing Judge Leroy K. Martin’s July 17, 2012 ruling to dismiss with prejudice, a lawsuit they filed against Riverside Brookfield School District 208. The suit, in which Peraica and Taxpayers United of America (TUA) are plaintiffs, charges the school district with illegal [...]


Atty. General Lisa Madigan Continues Fight to Protect Highway Robbery

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View release as a PDF CHICAGO–Taxpayers United of America (TUA) filed an appeal to Judge Rita M. Novak’s dismissal with prejudice in its suit to repeal the 2012 toll tax increase of 87%. “Attorney General Lisa Madigan is doing her best to sustain the toll tax increase that is tantamount to highway robbery,” stated Jim [...]


Arizona Pension Estimates Produce Great Press Coverage for TUA

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View release as a PDF Last week, Taxpayers United of America (TUA) released the top pension amounts for Arizona government employees. TUA President Jim Tobin held press conferences in Phoenix and Tucson. TUA received the following great press coverage: Inside Tucson Business | Group says city employees due millions in pension payouts KGUN-TV 9 | [...]


Inside Tucson Business | Group says city employees due millions in pension payouts

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Tucson, Arizona, are featured in this article from Inside Tucson Business. A taxpayer watchdog group in Illinois has released a study saying Tucson government retirees could receive millions of dollars in lifetime pension payouts. Taxpayers United of America, a libertarian leaning but politically non-affiliated advocacy group, put together an [...]


KGUN-TV 9 | Big government pensions brought into question [VIDEO]

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Tucson, Arizona, are featured in this story from KGUN-TV 9. To see video of the story, click on the image below. TUCSON (KGUN9- TV) – It’s costing taxpayers millions of dollars a year across Pima County and the City  of Tucson, and one group says it’s gone too far.  [...]


NewsTalk 550 KFYI | Watchdog Group: More Money Going Toward Government Pensions

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Arizona  are featured in this article from NewsTalk 550 KFYI. Making you more aware that a big chunk of your tax dollars pays for government pensions. A fiscal watchdog group, Taxpayers United of America, is making its way across Arizona to spread that message to the people.  Organization Founder [...]