25th Anniversary of First Federal Entitlement Repeal

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25th Anniversary of First Federal Entitlement RepealCommentary, Foundation, Items of Interest, Latest, TEF

by admin on December 15, 2014 with 0 comment

Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage and Repeal Act of 1989, the first time a major federal entitlement was repealed.

Victory seemed unobtainable for taxpayers until senior citizens led a protest in August of 1989 against Congressman Dan Rostenkowski (D-IL), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, garnering media attention and energizing an anti-tax movement in Illinois and across the United States…

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Home Rule: The Most Insidious Form of Government Anywhere in the United States of America

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Home Rule: The Most Insidious Form of Government Anywhere in the United States of AmericaCommentary, Foundation, Latest, TEF

by admin on December 4, 2014 with 0 comment

“Home Rule means Home Ruin.”
– Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF).

In 1970, Illinois adopted a new constitution that designated any municipality with a population greater than 25,000 as a home rule unit. In addition, municipalities can vote to adopt Home Rule, or repeal Home Rule if they already have it. “Illinois Home Rule gives unlimited taxing power to bureaucrats,” said Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF).

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Senate Despot Dick Durbin Plays Politics with Indefinite DetentionChicago, Commentary, Illinois, Latest, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on October 22, 2014 with 0 comment

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…

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F-Rated Fiscal Records for Eight U.S. GovernorsCommentary, Foundation, Latest, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert, TEF

by admin on October 14, 2014 with 1 comment

The Cato Institute released its 12th biennial fiscal report card earlier this month regarding the budget records of America’s governors from January 2012–August 2014. The governors of Minnesota, Oregon, Delaware, Washington, Illinois, Massachusetts, Colorado, and California received F ratings as America’s most egregious taxing-and-spending chief executives, with the records of Quinn (IL-D), Patrick (MA-D), Hickenlooper (CO-D), and Brown (CA-D) rounding out the bottom of the list of the forty-eight…

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Senate Thug Dick Durbin In Hot Water Over IRS ScandalCommentary, Illinois, Latest

by admin on September 9, 2014 with 0 comment

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 …

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Corporations: Beware of Political Thug, Dick Durbin!Commentary, Latest, News Releases

by admin on August 26, 2014 with 0 comment

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 …

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