Archive for October, 2012

6 Democrats Stand in the Way of Illinois Economic Recovery

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View release as a PDF Chicago – “Six Springfield Democrats, any six Democrats or all Springfield Democrats, need to be fired in order to demote Speaker Madigan to House Minority Leader,” stated Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America. “Illinois is desperate for real change and it will only be realized by firing Speaker [...]


Tax Accountability Announces 2012 Endorsements

View release as a PDF Chicago—Today, Tax Accountability, the political action arm of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), announced its Illinois candidate endorsements for the November 6, 2012 general election. “This is an important time to elect lawmakers at all levels of government, who promise to vote against any and all tax increases,” said Jim [...]


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 [...]


Publius Forum | Magnum TI and the Case of Illinois’ Fiscal Crisis

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TUA’s video, Magnum TI and the Case of Illinois’ Fiscal Crisis, was featured on Publius Forum.


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

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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 [...]


WKXL Concord News Radio | Financial Spectrum featuring Taxpayers United of America

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Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United for America, appeared on Financial Spectrum to discuss TUA’s pension study on New Hampshire. To listen, click on the audio player below.


Westmont Bureaucrats Desperate to Protect Home Rule Taxing Power

View release as a PDF Chicago – “Westmont residents stand to keep a lot more of their hard-earned money if they vote “YES” to end home rule on November 6,” stated Rae Ann McNeilly, director of outreach for Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Home Rule always means higher taxes. Bureaucrats try to sell home rule [...]


Shhh! Maywood to Vote on Home Rule Nov. 6!

View release as a PDF CHICAGO- “Maywood Village bureaucrats are hoping voters aren’t prepared for the Home Rule referendum that will appear on the November 6 ballot,” stated Rae Ann McNeilly, director of outreach for Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Maywood residents became victims of unlimited Home Rule taxing powers as a consequence of the [...]


Taxpayers Fight Home Rule Taxing Powers

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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 [...]


WPTL 107.7 The Pulse | Bulldog Live! featuring Taxpayers United of America

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Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United for America, appeared on Bulldog Live! to discuss TUA’s pension study on New Hampshire. To listen, click on the audio player below.


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

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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 [...]


New Hampshire Taxpayers Still Face Crushing Government Pensions

View release as a PDF Manchester—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study for the cities of Manchester, Concord, and Nashua; the counties of Merrimack and Hillsborough; and New Hampshire State government retirees. “New Hampshire lawmakers have only flirted with reforms of the government pension system,” stated Jim Tobin, [...]