Stunning Champaign and Decatur Government Pensions Crush TaxpayersIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on November 12, 2014 with 2 comments

Chicago—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new study of the pensioners of the Cities of Champaign and Decatur, Macon and Champaign County government schools, Richland Community College, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. “Hundreds of retired local government retirees are getting multi-million dollar pensions,” stated Rae Ann McNeilly, executive director of TUA…

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Syverson First Republican Legislator to Call for State Income Tax Increase

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Syverson First Republican Legislator to Call for State Income Tax IncreaseIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases

by admin on November 10, 2014 with 0 comment

Chicago—Republican State Senator Dave Syverson, Rockford, IL, is calling for an extension of the state’s 67% “temporary” state income tax increase that is set to roll back to 3.75% on January 1, 2015. According to the president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), more Republicans may back such a measure now that the election is over…

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411 Victories: Taxpayers Have Spoken!

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411 Victories: Taxpayers Have Spoken!Illinois, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Referenda, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on November 5, 2014 with 0 comment

Chicago – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) helped local activists defeat Home Rule referenda in 5 out of 6 communities. This brings our total Illinois Home Rule referenda victories to 206! We were also successful in defeating 2 of 3 countywide sales tax battles, bringing the total to 205 victories against tax increases!

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Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Durbin: Corporate Welfare WhoresChicago, Illinois, Latest, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on October 30, 2014 with 0 comment

Chicago – “Corporate welfare handouts are not only the antithesis of free markets, but the enduring legacy of state-provided subsidies are the numerous short-term unseen costs and long-term unintended negative consequences that develop from politicization,” said Jared Labell from Taxpayers United of America (TUA). Politicians are uniquely skilled at giving away other people’s money…

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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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Hold on to Your WalletsChicago, 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 IncreasesIllinois, 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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