Archive for December, 2012

Oh, the Hypocrisy of Obama’s Gun Control Advocacy!

View as PDF CHICAGO—President Obama calls for greater gun control and has done so throughout his political career, yet takes great comfort in the knowledge that his daughters are protected by ‘men with guns,’ as stated in interviews with David Letterman and others. “The president seems to think that, ‘We the Little People,’ need more [...]


SD200 Hiking Property Taxes with $123 Million Cash Hoard!

View this release as a PDF CHICAGO–Oak Park/River Forest High School Dist. 200 school board will vote on a property tax increase December 20 while sitting on a hoard of cash totaling $123 million, according to Barry Jay Epstein, Ph.D., CPA, CFF, a Chicago-based forensic accountant. Furthermore, Epstein’s analysis shows that funds from the 2002 [...]


SD200 Accumulates $123M Surplus and Raises Property Taxes by $8M?

View this release as a PDF Chicago – Oak Park and River Forest School District 200 Board of Education has been squirreling away cash for the last 10 years – to the tune of $123 million – and yet they seek to raise property taxes another $8 million on December 20. “This is the epitome [...]


Stop Oak Park and River Forest District 200 from Raising Our Property Taxes on December 20!

Brought to you by:  Protect District 200 Property Taxpayers Barb Langer, Ph.D., Founder and Barry Epstein, Ph.D., CPA, Forensic Accountant Contact:  NoNewTax@att.net The Board of Education (BOE) for Oak Park-River Forest High School (OPRFHS) District 200 (D200) in Oak Park, Illinois, said on November 15 that D200 will pass a 2.5% property tax increase on [...]


Illinois’ HB6258 is a Quacker – Lame Pension Reform for Lame Ducks

View release as PDF CHICAGO–The proposed reform of the Ill. government employee pension system, HB6258 is described by some Springfield politicians as “bold,” but is actually lame and largely ineffectual, according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “The so-called pension reform bill proposed by St. Rep. Elaine Nektriz (D-Northbrook) and St. [...]


Good Taxpayer News from the West Coast

View release as a PDF California taxpayers are fighting the good fight, holding their own, and have achieved victories that are not reflected in the negative press the state has been getting recently. The Golden State’s taxpayers are represented by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA), which was formed initially to protect Proposition 13, passed [...]


Wilmette School District 39 Continues to Mislead Public, Cover Up Illegal Ballot Language

View release as a PDF WILMETTE, IL – Despite a recent change to the property tax code that clarifies how property tax increases are calculated, Wilmette School District 39 is choosing to continue its campaign to mislead residents over the illegal ballot language they used in a recent referendum that underestimated tax increases by more [...]


Christian County Government Pensions – the Stuff Dreams are Made of!

View release as a PDF Taylorville—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study for the Christian County government teachers and employees, and Taylorville municipal employees. “Illinois lawmakers continue their abuse of taxpayers by ignoring the number one budgetary problem in the state,” stated Jim Tobin, president of TUA. “Illinois [...]


Gold Found in Springfield, IL!

View release as a PDF Springfield—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study for the Illinois General Assembly, Springfield municipal government employees, Sangamon County government teachers and the University of Illinois. “Illinois lawmakers continue their abuse of taxpayers by ignoring the number one budgetary problem in the state,” stated [...]


Colorado Watchdog | CO: Lawmakers battle secret pension issue

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Rae Ann McNeilly, Executive Director for Taxpayers United for America, was quoted in an article by Colorado Watchdog on the lack of transparency in the state pension system. Public employee pension data is so secret in Colorado that even State Treasurer Walker Stapleton was denied access when he wanted to evaluate a pension fund’s long-term viability. So Stapleton [...]


ABC 7 Chicago | CDOT tests speed cameras at Chicago schools, parks

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Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United for America, was quoted in a story from ABC 7 Chicago on Chicago’s new red light cameras. December 3, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) – There are some new reasons to watch your speed when driving through some Chicago neighborhoods. Starting Monday, cameras will be monitoring how fast you drive. For the [...]