Police Pay and Benefits Higher Than More Dangerous Jobs

by admin on May 13, 2013 with 0 comment

View as PDF CHICAGO—Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics do not support the perception that police officers have very high-risk jobs, or that there is a “war on cops,” according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America. “Police-organization bureaucrats repeatedly state that there is a ‘war on cops’ in order to justify …

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Just another $10 Million Government Pension

by admin on April 23, 2013 with 2 comments

View as PDF CHICAGO —All across the country, millions of government pensioners are contract-bound to receive lifetime pension payouts, each in the millions of dollars, along with taxpayer- funded, premium healthcare insurance, according to Rae Ann McNeilly, executive director of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “There has been a flurry of reaction to the ‘discovery’ …

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Good Taxpayer News from the West Coast

by admin on December 11, 2012 with 0 comment

View release as a PDF California taxpayers are fighting the good fight, holding their own, and have achieved victories that are not reflected in the negative press the state has been getting recently. The Golden State’s taxpayers are represented by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA), which was formed initially to protect Proposition 13, passed …

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No More Dialogue – Solution Is Here

by admin on May 17, 2012 with 0 comment

View release as a PDF SAN FRANCISCO— It’s time to get the special interest money out of the electoral process. Free and Equal (F&E) and Taxpayers United of America (TUA) released lifetime pension payouts for San Francisco area government retirees. Taxpayers United of America and Free and Equal today revealed government employee pensions for the …

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Governor Brown Fails Fresno

by admin on May 16, 2012 with 0 comment

View release as a PDF FRESNO— Governor Brown only missed his budget by about $16 billion and still hasn’t connected the dots between the crisis and the government employee pensions. While residents across Fresno County face crushing taxes, falling home values, and high unemployment, the governor maintains favor with the union leaders by seeking a …

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Governor Brown Fails Contra Costa

by admin on May 15, 2012 with 0 comment

View release as a PDF PLEASANT HILL— Governor Brown only missed his budget by about $16 billion and still hasn’t connected the dots between the crisis and the government employee pensions. While residents across Contra Costa County face crushing taxes, falling home values, and high unemployment, the governor maintains favor with the union leaders by …

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Uniting in the Pension Fight

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Uniting in the Pension Fight

by admin on May 15, 2012 with 0 comment

SAN FRANCISCO – Christina Tobin, Founder and Chair of Free and Equal Elections Foundation and Vice-President of Taxpayers United of America, has been invited to attend the Pacific Research Institute’s discussion of public pensions. The event, Public Pension Tsunami: Closer to the Shore?, is a discussion presented by Pacific Research Institute. It will be held …

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Brown will save California?

by admin on May 14, 2012 with 2 comments

View release as a PDF SACRAMENTO— Lucky, lucky California! Today, Governor Brown announced a new budget! He was ‘off’ $16 billion on his last budget. But this time, yes this time, he’s sure he’s got it right! According to Brown, “You can never get it quite right…” No governor, YOU never got even close. He’s …

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