Dick “Disaster” Durbin Votes Against Taxpayers 97% of the Time!featured, Items of Interest, Latest, News Advisory, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on June 9, 2014 with 0 comment

Illinois Senator Richard J. “Dick” Durbin has been a “disaster” for Illinois, according to Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Since Durbin came on the scene in 1997, this ultra-left-wing senator has ravaged taxpayers year-after-year,” said Tobin…

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Excellence in Truthful Reporting: WI’s Struggle to Reformfeatured, Items of Interest, Latest, News Advisory, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on May 12, 2014 with 0 comment

View News Advisory as PDF Taxpayers United of America (TUA) recognizes outstanding journalists who shed light on the ongoing, difficult process of true reform in the government pension and compensation systems. “Reform isn’t a one step process, and in order to keep the government bureaucrats moving in the right direction, it takes strong leadership, profound …

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Tax Freedom Day Comes Late For Illinois – The 7th Highest Tax Statefeatured, Items of Interest, Latest, News Advisory, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on April 8, 2014 with 0 comment

View Release as PDF The non-partisan Tax Foundation in Washington, DC, just released its annual calculations for its Tax Freedom Day (TFD), and the news is not good. Tax Freedom Day is the day when US taxpayers have earned enough money to pay their total tax bill for the year. After that day, the money …

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No Property Tax Increase is Temporary for Glenbard SD 87!featured, Items of Interest, Latest, News Advisory, News Releases, Referenda, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on February 26, 2014 with 0 comment

View Release as PDF Chicago – “Glenbard SD 87 government bureaucrats are trying to pass a $35 million property tax increase referendum that will keep your property taxes from decreasing when the current bond debt is paid off,” stated Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “While home values have decreased, state income …

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Taxpayers Fight Back on Local Property Tax Increasesfeatured, Items of Interest, Latest, News Advisory, News Releases, Referenda, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on February 18, 2014 with 0 comment

View Release as PDF Chicago – Illinois taxpayers are fighting local tax expansion and increase referenda with the help of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). TUA is helping activists in Johnsburg SD 12 and Huntley Park District to defeat property tax increase referenda that would prevent taxpayers from finally getting a property tax cut when …

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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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Illinois’ Proposed Pension ‘Reform’ is a Rotten Deal for Taxpayersfeatured, Illinois, Items of Interest, Latest, News Advisory, News Releases, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on December 3, 2013 with 0 comment

View as PDF CHICAGO—The so-called “pension reform plan” being pushed through by Ill. Sen. Pres. John J. Cullerton (D), Ill. House Speaker Michael J. Madigan (D), Senate Minority Leader Christine Rodogno (R), and House Minority Leader Jim Durkin is being kept a secret from legislators and taxpayers, but smells like a rotten deal for taxpayers, …

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Red-Light Cameras Rake In Money For Cities As They Increase Accidentsfeatured, Items of Interest, Latest, News Advisory, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on October 17, 2013 with 0 comment

View Release as PDF CHICAGO—Red-light cameras are a scam whose only purpose is to generate millions of dollars for cities and towns, and, furthermore, actually increase accidents, not decrease them, according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America. “Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel must have felt a tingle go up his leg when he …

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95% of Illinois Taxpayers Held Hostage by State Pension CartelCommentary, Illinois, Items of Interest, Latest, News Advisory, Pension Reform

by admin on May 8, 2013 with 1 comment

View as PDF Chicago –Pension reform could be easy if there were no government-union bosses — and the votes they deliver — according to Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “The entire State of Illinois has been brought to its knees by about 5% of its population,” said Rae Ann McNeilly, TUA executive director. “The debt …

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Wilmette School District 39 Continues to Mislead Public, Cover Up Illegal Ballot LanguageIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, Lawsuits, News Advisory, Oak Park-Wilmette

by admin on December 6, 2012 with 0 comment

View release as a PDF WILMETTE, IL – Despite a recent change to the property tax code that clarifies how property tax increases are calculated, Wilmette School District 39 is choosing to continue its campaign to mislead residents over the illegal ballot language they used in a recent referendum that underestimated tax increases by more …

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