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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Cook County Proposes Huge Tax Hike on Poor

View release as a PDF Chicago–Cook County Board boss Toni Preckwinkle’s promotion of a $1.00-per-pack tax increase on cigarettes as a humanitarian initiative has questionable motives, according to Rae Ann McNeilly, director of outreach for Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Such an increase targets those who can least afford it,” said McNeilly. “Smoking is most prevalent among

VIDEO: Magnum TI and the Case of Illinois' Fiscal Crisis (featuring Big Cheese Madigan)

VIDEO: Magnum TI and the Case of Illinois' Fiscal Crisis (featuring Big Cheese Madigan)

View release as a PDF Chicago – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released a video with an important message for voters: vote out of office those Springfield Democrats responsible for the huge 67% personal income tax increase and end Michael Madigan’s reign as House Majority Leader. “Boss Madigan has been speaker of the Illinois

Adams County Crushed by Government Pensions

View release as a PDF Quincy—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study for the Quincy municipal government employees, Adams County government employees and Adams County government teachers. “Illinois lawmakers have only flirted with reforms of the government pension system,” stated Jim Tobin, president of TUA. “Illinois is in

Taxpayers Fight Home Rule Taxing Powers

Taxpayers Fight Home Rule Taxing Powers

View release as PDF CHICAGO-“Home Rule” is one of the most financially devastating schemes Illinois politicians have ever come up with, according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Home Rule means, literally, Home Rule Unlimited Taxing Power,” said Tobin. “A Home Rule municipality can create just about any tax under the

Union Leader | State's 'stunning pensions' called lavish by taxpayer group

Union Leader | State's 'stunning pensions' called lavish by taxpayer group

TUA’s pension study on New Hampshire is featured in this article from the Union Leader. MANCHESTER — New Hampshire needs to reform its government-employee pension system, according to a Chicago-based taxpayer group that on Tuesday publicized the top pension payments for retired city, county and state officials. The Chicago-based Taxpayers United of America said the

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