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Senate Despot Dick Durbin Plays Politics with Indefinite Detention

Chicago – Illinois political hack Richard J. “Dick” Durbin (D) has been in the U.S. Senate seventeen years too long. Time and time again for nearly two decades, Durbin has failed to reconcile his occasional calls for moderate government reforms with his overall track record of encouraging the growth of the size and scope of the government…

Senate Thug Dick Durbin In Hot Water Over IRS Scandal

CHICAGO – Senate Majority Whip Richard J. “Dick” Durbin (D) repeatedly lobbied the IRS to probe conservative groups, according to a complaint filed with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics by The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP). According to White House correspondent Fred Lucas, Durbin violated the post-Watergate laws prohibiting the White House from using

Corporations: Beware of Political Thug, Dick Durbin!

View as PDF CHICAGO – Senate Majority Whip, Richard J. “Dick” Durbin (D) is abusing his political power, forcing corporations to continue paying the extraordinarily high Illinois and U.S. corporate tax rates, according Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of Illinois (TUA). “Stephen Moore, chief economist at the Heritage Foundation, was overly-polite in calling Durbin

Taxpayers Win Big in Illinois Primary

Taxpayers Win Big in Illinois Primary

View as PDF Chicago—Taxpayers voted ‘NO’ on property tax increases in Tuesday’s primary election, according to Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “We soundly beat property tax increase referenda in Berwyn South SD 100, Kane County, Huntley Park District, and the Village of Bull Valley, bringing our total to 203 property tax

9,900 Illinois Government Pensioners With Annual Pension Over $100k

View as PDF Chicago—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of its annual study of the top government pensions in the State of Illinois. “Illinois House Speaker, Michael Madigan (D), and Senate Majority Leader, John Cullerton (D), continue their political charade of pension reform while the number of six-figure pensioners grows 47% in

Police Pay and Benefits Higher Than More Dangerous Jobs

View as PDF CHICAGO—Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics do not support the perception that police officers have very high-risk jobs, or that there is a “war on cops,” according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America. “Police-organization bureaucrats repeatedly state that there is a ‘war on cops’ in order to justify

95% of Illinois Taxpayers Held Hostage by State Pension Cartel

View as PDF Chicago –Pension reform could be easy if there were no government-union bosses — and the votes they deliver — according to Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “The entire State of Illinois has been brought to its knees by about 5% of its population,” said Rae Ann McNeilly, TUA executive director. “The debt

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