FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2017 View as PDF Chicago, IL – Some Illinois lawmakers are hoping to end the state’s 18-month budget stalemate when they return to Springfield today for a two-day lame-duck session, but raising the Illinois state income tax by $4 billion is not a winning proposal for anyone, especially taxpayers.
For those of us interested in US foreign policy, anniversaries of significant events serve multiple purposes. As libertarians, putting opposition to war at the forefront of our outreach is paramount, both for the sake of ideological consistency and because the permanent warfare state is the primary obstacle to peace and freedom for all. Our history as
View as PDF Chicago, IL – Security comes at a price, but sometimes costs outweigh the supposed benefits. Chicago Police Department (CPD) retirees are costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in annual retirement pensions, and a number of retired CPD officers collecting pensions are responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements for
View as PDF Chicago – “Safe Roads Amendment” sounds so good. Who could possibly vote against it? However, the measure would be more aptly named, “Safe Revenue for Contractors and Unions” or “The Tax Increase Amendment,” stated Jim Tobin. “Proponents of the amendment see this as a way to increase taxes to benefit their cronies.
View as PDF Chicago — It’s that time of year again: when trees are aflame with fall colors, football is in full swing, the little goblins are blissfully anticipating the thought of mountains of candy, and…the government cabal is again reaching for your wallet! Rather than cut spending to meet the existing revenue, hundreds of
View as PDF Chicago — Susana Mendoza, current Chicago City Clerk and Democratic candidate for Illinois Comptroller, is claiming to be a taxpayer watchdog on the campaign trail, but as a six-term state representative, her record proves otherwise. “Former state representative Susana Mendoza has said that she is a taxpayer watchdog, and she continues to
View as PDF CHICAGO—Although members of the Illinois General Assembly and Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) reached a compromise late last week and approved a six-month stopgap budget for the state, some legislators are denouncing the deal, and taxpayers should, too. “The stopgap budget plan was not agreed upon for the benefit of the majority of
McHenry Times|House candidate Skillicorn states his views on property taxes, term limits and Illinois’ political leadership
Tax Accountability, the Political Action arm of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), was featured in an article by McHenry Times for their endorsement of Allen Skillicorn. Since the launch of his campaign, Illinois’ District 66 House candidate Allen Skillicorn has promised he would focus on property taxes and fight to reduce the tax burden on
CHICAGO—President Barack Obama will address the Illinois General Assembly Wednesday afternoon, not far from the Old State Capitol building in Springfield, where exactly nine years ago the Chicago Democrat first announced his candidacy to become the forty-fourth president…
CTU’s brazen threat to strike is both wildly misdirected and counterproductive for solving the financial fiasco in the Chicago Public Schools, Illinois’ most beleaguered school district…
View as PDF Danville, IL—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of their study of the top government pensioners of Vermilion County, Vermilion County government schools, Danville Community College, and Danville municipal. “Hundreds of Vermilion County area government pensioners receive multi-million dollar lifetime pension payouts,” stated Jim Tobin, TUA president. “The pensioners’ average
Chicago’s Minority Residents Shortchanged on Police Protection as Emanuel Prepares Huge Property Tax Hike
CHICAGO—Chicago residents, especially minority residents on the South and West sides of the city, are shortchanged on police protection, as they bear the brunt of the crime wave caused by rival drug gangs, charged Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA).