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Beware of Dick Durbin – if you Value Free Speech

View as PDF CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Richard J. “Dick” Durbin (D-IL) joined 40 other Democrat senators in sponsoring a constitutional amendment that would damage the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The proposed amendment, SJ Res.19, would remove freedom of speech protection from certain political activities. “Illinois has had to endure this ultra-left senator, [...]


Taxpayers United of America to Celebrate 38th Anniversary

View Release as PDF CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) will celebrate its 38th anniversary on June 27, 2014, according to Katie McNeilly, TUA Director of Operations. “TUA has grown to become one of the largest taxpayer organizations in the country,” said McNeilly. “It was founded in 1976 by legendary activist and noted economist, Jim Tobin. [...]


Dick “Disaster” Durbin Votes Against Taxpayers 97% of the Time!

View Release as PDF 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. “The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) in Washington, DC, rates every senator [...]


Former TUA Executive Director Announces his Run for Chicago Mayor

View Release as PDF William J. “Bill” Kelly, columnist and political activist, is jumping into the race for Mayor of Chicago. “Bill has been fighting on behalf of taxpayers as long as I have known him. He was our executive director back in the ‘90’s,” stated, Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). [...]


Madigan Bribing Dems To Extend State Income Tax Increase? Say It Isn’t So!

View Release as PDF CHICAGO—The president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today condemned House Speaker Michael J. Madigan (D) for attempting to bribe house Democrats into voting to make permanent, the 67% increase in the state personal income tax. “Bribing and intimidating legislators runs in the Democrat party family,” said Jim Tobin, TUA president. [...]


Is Chicago Press Part of the Cabal that Supports Illinois’ High Tax Rates?

View Release as PDF The Illinois state corporate income tax continues to be understated by reporters and politicians, according to Jim Tobin, 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 [...]


Illinois High Taxes and Corruption Go Hand-In-Hand

View Release as PDF CHICAGO—High taxes and corruption go hand-in-hand in Illinois, according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Illinois is easily the most corrupt state in the union,” said Tobin. “The previous front-runner, Louisiana, is now a distant second. And the mother-lode of corruption is the Democrat machine of Cook [...]


Liar, Liar Dick on Fire!

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View Release as PDF Illinois Senator Richard “Dick” Durbin is not only a habitual liar, but most of the time he gets away with it, according to wizbangblog.com, the media network focusing on news, politics, and entertainment. In its February 11, 2014 article, “Senator Dick Durbin Lies With Impunity,” Warner Todd Huston wrote, “Senator Dick [...]


Tax Freedom Day Comes Late For Illinois – The 7th Highest Tax State

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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 [...]


Rockford & Winnebago County Taxpayers Crushed by Gov. Pension Debt

View Release as PDF ROCKFORD—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study of the pensioners of Rockford Municipal government, Winnebago County government, Winnebago government teachers, and Rock Valley College. “Illinois leaders, Gov. Patrick Quinn (D), Michael Madigan (D), and John Cullerton (D), continue to fail in their duty to [...]


Illinois’ Corporate Income Tax is 9.5% – Fourth Highest in US!

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 [...]


Taxpayers Win Big in Illinois Primary

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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 [...]


Berwyn SD 100 Misleads Voters On Huge Property Tax Increase

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View as PDF BERWYN—Berwyn School Dist. 100 is understating the impact on taxpayers of its property tax increase referenda. This is bureaucratic trickery intended to dupe Berwyn voters into approving the two property tax increase referenda on the March 18, 2014 ballot, according to Jim Tobin, Berwyn resident and President of Taxpayers United of America [...]


No Property Tax Increase is Temporary for Glenbard SD 87!

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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 [...]


Springfield Tax Villains Push to Raise State Income Tax on 85% of Illinoisans

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View as PDF CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has released the list of Illinois state legislators who have supported one or more resolutions that seek to add an amendment to the Illinois Constitution to implement a graduated state income tax, announced Jim Tobin, TUA President. “Led by machine bosses Gov. Patrick J. Quinn (D), House [...]


Taxpayers Fight Back on Local Property Tax Increases

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 [...]


Kane County Taxpayers Fight Back

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View Release as PDF North Aurora – Kane County taxpayers are fighting local tax expansion and property tax increase referenda with the help of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) and Kane Cares About Taxpayers. “The $13 million Kane County property tax increase referendum on the March 18 ballot is the most egregious grab for taxpayer [...]


Tax Accountability Endorses Bruce Rauner in Illinois’ Gubernatorial Primary

View as PDF Chicago – Tax Accountability (TA) has announced its candidate endorsements for the March 18, 2014 primary election. “I am proud to announce endorsements of such qualified candidates in these critical races,” said Jim Tobin, Chairman of TA. “Illinois is at a pivotal point and without strong leadership, the very economic future of [...]


Illinois’ Proposed Pension ‘Reform’ is a Rotten Deal for Taxpayers

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, [...]


Tax Breaks for Illinois’ Biggest Employers Cost Taxpayers Dearly

View Release as PDF CHICAGO – Illinois’ effective corporate income tax rate of 9.5% is contributing to the state’s financial woes, according to the president of Taxpayers United of America. “Illinois has the country’s fourth highest corporate income tax rate and rather than helping the state’s crisis level financial woes with increased revenue, it is [...]


Yes, Pres. Cullerton, Impending Bankruptcy IS a Crisis!

View as PDF CHICAGO—Ill. Senate President, John Cullerton is putting Illinois at risk of going under by denying that the state’s pension systems are in crisis, according to the Executive Director of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Illinois’ five government-employee pension plans have a deficit of at least $100 billion,” said Rae Ann McNeilly, of [...]


Green Bay Taxpayers Duped by Government Pension Secrecy

View as PDF Green Bay—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of its study of the Green Bay Municipal, Brown County, and Brown County Government school employees. “The State of Wisconsin, hiding behind a secrecy law, refuses to release actual pension payments derived from huge taxpayer subsidies. Because we have a right to [...]


Red-Light Cameras Rake In Money For Cities As They Increase Accidents

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 [...]


Chicago Speed-Trap Cameras ‘Discriminatory and Racist’

View as PDF CHICAGO—The head of one of the nation’s largest taxpayer organizations today called Chicago’s plan to install more than 100 speed-trap cameras in the city “discriminatory, racist and unconscionable.” “The greed of Chicago politicians knows no bounds,” said Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Chicago and the city’s government-employee pension [...]