Indiana

9,900 Illinois Government Pensioners With Annual Pension Over $100k

View as PDF Chicago—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of its annual study of the top government pensions in the State of Illinois. “Illinois House Speaker, Michael Madigan (D), and Senate Majority Leader, John Cullerton (D), continue their political charade of pension reform while the number of six-figure pensioners grows 47% in [...]


Police Pay and Benefits Higher Than More Dangerous Jobs

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 [...]


Vote ‘No’ on Knox Community Schools’ Property Tax Increase Referendum!

View as PDF CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) is working with taxpayers in Indiana’s Knox Community School District to oppose the district’s property-tax-increase referendum that will appear on the district’s May 7, 2013 ballot. “This referendum is a money grab for the bureaucrats of the Knox government schools,” said Jim Tobin, TUA president. “Homeowners are [...]


Just another $10 Million Government Pension

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’ [...]


Happy Birthday to the Federal Reserve – 100 Years of War, Welfare, and Pork

View as PDF By Dennis Constant December 2013 is the 100th birthday of the Federal Reserve System (Fed). The Federal Reserve Act was conceived and described in a preliminary version in November 1910, at a secret meeting in the private resort of J. P. Morgan on Jekyll Island, off the coast of Georgia. Republican Senator [...]


Lincoln Brutalized the Country and Shredded the Constitution

View as PDF Up until Lincoln’s war, the states assumed they had the right to leave the Union, and, in fact, they did have that right. Neither the 1777 Articles of Confederation nor the 1789 U.S. Constitution prohibited secession. Slavery was not the reason for the War Between the States. Lincoln had other motives when he [...]


Taxpayers Demand Spending Cuts – Oppose Raising Federal Debt Limit

View release as a PDF CHICAGO–House Republicans must stand fast and oppose raising the federal debt limit. President Obama needs to come down from his high horse and work to cut spending, according to the president of one of the nation’s largest taxpayer groups. “The federal government spends 40% more than it takes in. This [...]


Gov. Daniels: Release Indiana’s Public Pension Numbers!

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CHICAGO – Taxpayers United of America Vice President, Christina Tobin, called on Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels to set the standard for transparency by leading his state to release its government pension data. “I have written a letter to Gov. Daniels, urging him to change the culture of secrecy surrounding government employee pension benefit amounts. He can [...]


TUA Calls for Government Pension Reform in Lake County

Click here to view Lake Counties To 100 Salaries Click here to view Indiana’s Top 25 Pensions Click here to view the Indiana’s State Employees Benefits Merrillville–A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that local and state government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but that over a normal lifetime, [...]


TUA Calls for Government Pension Reform in St. Joseph & Elkhart Counties

Click here to view St. Joseph County’s To 100 Salaries Click here to view Indiana’s Top 25 Pensions Click here to view the City of Elkharts Salaries Click here to view Elkhart Community Schools Top 25 Salaries and Pensions Click here to view Mishawaka Schools Top 25 Salaries and Pensions South Bend–A report released today [...]


Lavish, Gold-Plated Pensions Turning Retired Government Employees into Pension Millionaires

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Click here to view Indiana’s Top 25 Pensions Click here to view Indiana’s State Judges Pensions Click here to view Indiana’s State Employees Pension Click here to view Indianapolis’s Top 100 Teacher’s Salaries & Estimated Pensions. INDIANAPOLIS–A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that Indianapolis government employees are not only receiving [...]