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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3 Illinois Counties Seek to Gouge Taxpayers With New 1% Sales Tax

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3 Illinois Counties Seek to Gouge Taxpayers With New 1% Sales TaxEdwards County, featured, IL, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Wayne County, White County

by admin on October 21, 2014 with 0 comment

Chicago – Government bureaucrats in Wayne, White, and Edwards Counties have placed referenda on the November 4, 2014 ballot for voters to approve a 1% sales tax to supplement school funding. According to Taxpayers United of America (TUA), if passed, this new tax will do more harm than good. “Adding new taxes is that last thing we need in Illinois…

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Hold on to Your WalletsChicago, featured, Illinois, Latest, News Releases, States, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on October 20, 2014 with 0 comment

Chicago – Taxation serves one purpose only: to grow government, according to Jim Tobin, noted economist and president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Government bureaucrats are always looking for ways to get more of your hard-earned money. God forbid you choose to smoke in Chicago. You now have to pay $7.17 in taxes for each pack…

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5 Village Governments Want Taxpayers to Throw Away Their Right to Vote on Property Tax Increases

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5 Village Governments Want Taxpayers to Throw Away Their Right to Vote on Property Tax Increasesfeatured, Illinois, Latest, Referenda, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on October 15, 2014 with 0 comment

Chicago – Government bureaucrats in Barrington, Lake Zurich, Lynwood, Crestwood, and Matteson have placed referenda on the November 4, 2014 ballot for voters to approve Home Rule status for these villages. According to Taxpayers United of America (TUA), Home Rule means higher taxes. “I like to call it ‘Home Ruin’”, said Jim Tobin, president of TUA…

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F-Rated Fiscal Records for Eight U.S. GovernorsCommentary, featured, 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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836 DuPage County Government Teacher Pensions in the top 6.6% National Income Level

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836 DuPage County Government Teacher Pensions in the top 6.6% National Income Levelfeatured, Illinois, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform

by admin on October 1, 2014 with 1 comment

Chicago—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new study of the pensioners of Naperville municipal, Naperville Police and Firefighters, and DuPage County government teacher pensions. “836 of the DuPage County government teacher pensions are over $100,000 which places them in the top 6.6% income level nationally,” stated Rae Ann McNeilly…

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It’s Time Illinois: Dump Durbin

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It’s Time Illinois: Dump DurbinIllinois, Latest

by admin on September 11, 2014 with 1 comment

Taxpayers United of America has long documented the improprieties of United States Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). Within the last six months alone, we’ve put out the following releases on Illinois’ left-wing senator: Liar, Liar Dick on Fire! (4/9/14) Dick “Disaster” Durbin Votes Against Taxpayers 97% of the Time! (6/9/14) Beware of Dick Durbin – if …

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Property Tax Assessment Appeal SeminarEvents, featured, Illinois, Latest

by admin on September 10, 2014 with 0 comment

Berwyn, IL– Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will be holding a property tax assessment appeal seminar Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at the Berwyn Public Library for taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2014 property tax assessments. The seminar is hosted by Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America. The hour long session …

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