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State and Local Election Victories for Tax Accountability Endorsed Candidates 11/8!

State and Local Election Victories for Tax Accountability Endorsed Candidates 11/8!

Chicago – Tax Accountability (TA), the political action arm of Taxpayers United of America, congratulates taxpayers for electing numerous TA endorsed candidates in the general election held on Tuesday, November 8. “2016 has been a year full of surprises,” said Jim Tobin, Chairman of TA. “The Cubs won the World Series, President-elect Donald Trump turned the

Chicago Police Department Threatens Taxpayers and Promotes Insecurity

Chicago Police Department Threatens Taxpayers and Promotes Insecurity

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

Tazewell Taxpayers Trounced by Government Pensions

Tazewell Taxpayers Trounced by Government Pensions

View as PDF East Peoria, IL – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has released its most recent government pension study exposing individual pensions for Tazewell County government retirees, as well as Pekin municipal, Tazewell County and Tazewell County government schools, Illinois Central College, and Pekin police and fire retirees. “There are more than 30 government

CTU is Overpaid, Yet Threatens to Strike

CTU is Overpaid, Yet Threatens to Strike

View as PDF Chicago — “Last week, the majority of Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members authorized CTU to prepare to strike,” said Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “This strike authorization vote and Wednesday night’s special meeting of CTU’s House of Delegates will determine what path the union will go down. Whatever

FDR Wanted Marines to Occupy The Chicago Tribune

FDR Wanted Marines to Occupy The Chicago Tribune

View as PDF Chicago — Recent unprecedented disclosures of government malfeasance have forced Americans to confront unpleasant truths about the nature of our government. Americans do not trust the government – and in record numbers. It is understandable, and equally troubling, then, for Americans to come to expect opaqueness from a government that commonly flouts the U.S. Constitution andthe laws intended to bind its authority. We shouldn’t be too surprised to learn that

Bread and Circuses: The F-35 Buzzes Over Chicago

Bread and Circuses: The F-35 Buzzes Over Chicago

CHICAGO — If the city of Chicago were a house, the State would have condemned it as blighted property long ago, bulldozing its rotten wood and crumbling concrete structure into a pile fit for a funeral pyre. Chicago hasn’t been condemned yet, despite the city’s abundance of bureaucrats, infamous history of government corruption and violence wrought upon its residents, and its atrocious financial standing. Chicago remains a dilapidated house, but one that’s on the verge of burning down in a self-inflicted economic arson fire.

Dispatches|Report: Severe fixes necessary for Illinois pensions

Dispatches|Report: Severe fixes necessary for Illinois pensions

Taxpayers United of America’s Executive Director, Jared Labell,  was featured on Dispatches with John Biver, discussing TUA’s 10th Annual Report on Illinois State Pensions. Conservatives have failed so miserably in the information war that this line could be spoken by a policy analyst: “For many of these [government employee] pensioners they’re already recouping all of their contributions barely

Chicago Teacher Pensions Exacerbate City’s Property Tax Hikes

Chicago Teacher Pensions Exacerbate City’s Property Tax Hikes

View as PDF CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of its study of the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF). The study evaluates data collected for more than 25,000 individual pension recipients through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, analyzes the overall solvency of the pension fund, and explains how these findings relate

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