Get Out and Vote!Items of Interest, Latest

by admin on April 6, 2015 with 0 comment

View as PDF Today is the consolidated election in Illinois and we need all taxpayers to get out and vote! There are well over 100 property tax increase referenda across the state and not a single one of them should pass! Remember that about 80% of local taxes go to salaries and benefits of government …

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Daily Herald | The pluses, minuses of educators serving on school boards

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Daily Herald | The pluses, minuses of educators serving on school boardsIllinois, Illinois Press, Items of Interest, Latest, Press

by admin on March 30, 2015 with 1 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s President, Jim Tobin, was quoted by Daily Herald in an article about active or retired education employees using elected positions to benefit their industry. Education industry experience abounds on the Gurnee Elementary District 56 school board. Of the seven elected positions, five seats are filled with members who are retired from school …

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Media Coverage of Midwest Government Pension Tension

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Media Coverage of Midwest Government Pension TensionChicago, Illinois, Illinois Press, Items of Interest, Jared Labell, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on March 11, 2015 with 0 comment

For nearly a decade, Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has played a critical role in publicizing the government pension crisis that has developed around the country and particularly in Illinois, where TUA was founded and currently based. With the shifting political climate in the state and the election of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner last November, who has stirred up the political class by taking a hardline approach to solving the government pension debacle without raising taxes, taxpayers are seeing more favorable news coverage opposing the lavish government pension system than ever before…

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893+ Lake County and Waukegan Gov. Retirees Raking in Pensions Over $100,000!

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893+ Lake County and Waukegan Gov. Retirees Raking in Pensions Over $100,000!Chicago, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on March 4, 2015 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals in their latest government pension study that over 893 Lake County and Waukegan government retirees are collecting annual pension payments over $100,000. “It’s unconscionable that taxpayers are still on the hook for such outrageous pensions,” stated TUA’s operations director, Jared Labell. “Across the state …

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IL Govt. Pension Fiasco Sparks Media Coverage

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IL Govt. Pension Fiasco Sparks Media CoverageIllinois, Illinois Press, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases

by admin on February 19, 2015 with 0 comment

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his inaugural budget address before the General Assembly yesterday, focusing in part on the government pension debacle afflicting the state. Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has played a large role in publicizing this issue for nearly a decade, and yesterday’s media coverage is helping spread the message like never before…

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We Need More Details and Fewer Speeches, Gov. Rauner!

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We Need More Details and Fewer Speeches, Gov. Rauner!Illinois, Items of Interest, Jared Labell, Latest, News Releases

by admin on February 18, 2015 with 0 comment

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his first budget address to the General Assembly today, allowing the first-term Republican an opportunity to outline his plan to address the financial catastrophe looming over the taxpayers of Illinois. Taxpayers United of America’s (TUA) director of operations, Jared Labell, said that today’s speech was mostly a replay of Rauner’s State of the State speech delivered just two weeks ago…

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