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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Illinois’ Corporate Income Tax is 9.5% – Fourth Highest in US!Commentary, featured, Latest, News Releases

by admin on March 31, 2014 with 0 comment

View as PDF The Illinois state corporate income tax is continues to be understated by reporters and politicians, according to the president of one of the nation’s largest taxpayer groups, Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “The total Illinois corporate state income tax rate of 9.5% includes a base rate of 7% and another 2.5% on …

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Taxpayers Win Big in Illinois Primary

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Taxpayers Win Big in Illinois PrimaryCommentary, featured, Latest, News Releases

by admin on March 20, 2014 with 0 comment

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 …

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Government is the Cause of Income Inequality, Not the Cure – Part IICommentary, featured, Foundation, Latest, TEF

by admin on February 5, 2014 with 0 comment

View as PDF Democrats continue to use “income inequality” as an effective wedge issue, according to Jim Tobin, noted Chicago economist and President of Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF). “Actually, it is federal and state, and local governments that transfer wealth from average taxpayers to the wealthy, to politicians’ pet projects, and to favored labor unions …

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S. Berwyn SD 100 – Biggest Property Tax Increase in Illinois!Commentary, featured, Latest, News Advisory, Referenda

by admin on January 30, 2014 with 1 comment

View as PDF It is unbelievable that the government bureaucrats in South Berwyn’s SD 100 are expecting taxpayers to take another huge pay cut so the government bureaucrats can prop up their bloated salaries and benefits without anything to show for it. Just one of these two referenda would increase property taxes about $850 a …

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Government is the Cause of Income Inequality, Not the Cure – Part ICommentary, Foundation, Latest

by admin on January 21, 2014 with 0 comment

View as PDF Washington Democrats are using “income inequality” as a wedge issue, a ploy that has benefited them throughout the years, but their deceptive strategy masks the real inequality in wages and benefits, according to Jim Tobin, noted economist and President of Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF). “While it is true that median incomes of …

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9,900 Illinois Government Pensioners With Annual Pension Over $100kCommentary, featured, Illinois, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform

by admin on May 22, 2013 with 5 comments

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 …

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Police Pay and Benefits Higher Than More Dangerous JobsCalifornia, Commentary, featured, Latest, Pension Reform

by admin on May 13, 2013 with 0 comment

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 …

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