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Bread and Circuses: The F-35 Buzzes Over Chicago

Bread and Circuses: The F-35 Buzzes Over Chicago

CHICAGO — If the city of Chicago were a house, the State would have condemned it as blighted property long ago, bulldozing its rotten wood and crumbling concrete structure into a pile fit for a funeral pyre. Chicago hasn’t been condemned yet, despite the city’s abundance of bureaucrats, infamous history of government corruption and violence wrought upon its residents, and its atrocious financial standing. Chicago remains a dilapidated house, but one that’s on the verge of burning down in a self-inflicted economic arson fire.

Madison Record|No exit strategy from Illinois budget standoff

Madison Record|No exit strategy from Illinois budget standoff

Director of Operations for Taxpayers United of America’s, Jared Labell, had his letter to the editor about Illinois’ budget featured by Madison Record. To the Editor: Eight members of Illinois’ General Assembly met on Monday at a forum to discuss the state’s prolonged budget impasse. Although the legislators agreed in general that reforms are necessary

Get Out and Vote!

View as PDF Tomorrow is the 2016 General Primary Election in Illinois and we need all taxpayers to get out and vote! There are bureaucrats all across the state trying to steal even more of our wealth through tax increase referenda and not a single one should pass! Remember that about 80% of local taxes

Crisis and Optimism in Rauner’s Second State of the State Address

Crisis and Optimism in Rauner’s Second State of the State Address

View as PDF Chicago—Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his second State of the State address to the Illinois General Assembly today, beginning his second year as governor by outlining a number of ambitious priorities for his administration in the coming months. Jared Labell, director of operations for Taxpayers United of America (TUA), said that taxpayers

Jim Tobin: Fighting taxes is his only cause|August & September 1990|Illinois Issues

On a Saturday in June, Jim Tobin breezed to the door of House Speaker Michael J. Madigan’s home in Chicago, rang the bell and waited. The mission was simple. The state’s most famous tax protester confronts public enemy No. 1 for fighting against the Tax Accountability Amendment. The amendment, Tobin’s latest project, was a citizens’

Defeat of Income Tax Hike in ’97 Should Encourage Taxpayers in ‘16 (Video)

Defeat of Income Tax Hike in ’97 Should Encourage Taxpayers in ‘16 (Video)

View as PDF Chicago—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) have fought against higher taxes, reckless spending, and government largesse for nearly forty years. As we look back on our decades of activism and education of taxpayers, TUA is releasing some footage from our archives featuring our president and founder, Jim Tobin. In May of 1997, Illinois Gov.

CPS Financial Crisis is an Opportunity for Reform

CPS Financial Crisis is an Opportunity for Reform

View as PDF Chicago—Illinois’ Republican legislative leaders announced their plan to address the ongoing financial crisis in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) at a news conference Wednesday morning, calling for a takeover of CPS by the state and allowing for bankruptcy to restructure Chicago’s worsening financial condition. Jim Tobin, founder and president of Taxpayers United of

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