Archive for February, 2013

Taxpayers of Golf SD 67 Win 3rd Battle Against Property Tax Increase

View Release as PDF Homeowners in Golf School District 67 overwhelmingly defeated a property-tax increase referendum on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Taxpayers United of America (TUA) worked with local taxpayers, providing informational flyers and detailed information to assist in defeating this increase. “We have helped homeowners defeat 194 property-tax increase referendums since 1977,” said Jim [...]


Chicago Police Sergeants Wise to Reform Pensions

View Release as PDF CHICAGO—The Chicago Police Sergeants’ Association is to be commended for its realistic appraisal of the crisis in state and local pensions, and for its sensible decision to embrace a pension-reform deal with the City of Chicago, according to the president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Other unions such as the [...]


Cities 92.9 Newsroom | Complete Pension Overhaul on The Morning Rush

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Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United for America, talked to Robert Rees, host of The Morning Rush on Cities Talk FM 92.9, to discuss TUA’s pension study on Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. To listen, click on the audio player below. (CITIES 92.9 NEWSROOM)-Taxpayers United of America is an organization that tries to fight against tax increases and wasteful spending. [...]


The Pantagraph | President of tax reform group calls for major changes to Illinois pensions

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, are featured in this story from The Pantagraph. BLOOMINGTON — Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America, is traveling throughout Illinois, including a stop Tuesday in Bloomington, pitching his ideas for pension reform. “Illinois is in horrible financial shape and yet taxpayers are still expected to [...]


WGLT | National Taxpayers United campaigns against state pensions

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, are featured in this story from WGLT. The head of a conservative anti tax group is publishing pension benefit amounts for retired McLean County teachers and government officials. “And the biggest problem with Illinois’s catastrophic financial system are these lavish gold-plated pensions.” Jim Tobin, the head of [...]


Hundreds of Bloomington – Normal Government Retirees Become Pension Millionaires at Taxpayer Expense

View Release as PDF Bloomington—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study of the employees of the Cities of Bloomington and Normal, McLean County, McLean County government schools, and Illinois State University. “Illinois lawmakers continue their abuse of taxpayers by ignoring the number one budgetary problem in the state,” [...]


Sun Sentinel | Should Florida teachers get big hike in pay?

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Rae Ann McNeilly, Executive Director of Taxpayers United for America, was quoted in the Sun Sentinel on a proposed pay hike for Florida teachers. After years of frozen wages, pension reforms that ate into their pay and a new accountability system that will base pay on performance, the subject of teacher salaries in Florida is [...]


Lincoln Brutalized the Country and Shredded the Constitution

View as PDF Up until Lincoln’s war, the states assumed they had the right to leave the Union, and, in fact, they did have that right. Neither the 1777 Articles of Confederation nor the 1789 U.S. Constitution prohibited secession. Slavery was not the reason for the War Between the States. Lincoln had other motives when he [...]


Vote No on Golf School Dist. 67 Property Tax Increase Referendum – Again!

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View as PDF CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) is working with taxpayers in Golf School Dist. 67 to oppose the district’s property-tax-increase referendum that will appear on the district’s February 26, 2013 ballot. “This is the only property-tax-increase referendum on the February ballot in the entire State of Illinois,” said Jim Tobin, TUA president. “Homeowners [...]