Michigan

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 [...]


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 [...]


Tobin says: “Michigan Press buzzing about Public Pensions Largesse”

MICHIGAN – Taxpayers United of America has released the top pensions for Michigan government teachers and employees. “This is an effort to shed light on the problems with Michigan’s government pension system in a way that the average, working taxpayer can relate to,” said Christina Tobin, Vice President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), and [...]


Note to Michigan: Top Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County Pensions Exposed!

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ANN ARBOR–A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that retired Ann Arbor government employees are not only receiving lavish, gold-plated pensions, but that their estimated pension payments in many cases are larger than some salaries in the private sector. Furthermore, over a normal lifetime, many of these government employees, when they [...]


Note To Michigan: Top Wayne County Pensions Exposed!

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DETROIT–A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that retired Wayne County and Michigan State government employees are not only receiving lavish, gold-plated pensions, but that their pension payments, in many cases, are larger than some salaries in the private sector. Furthermore, over a normal lifetime, many of these government employees, when [...]


Ingham and Eaton and Lansing, Oh My! Top Government Pensions Exposed!

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LANSING–A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that retired Ingham and Eaton County, and Michigan state government employees are not only receiving lavish, gold-plated pensions, but that their pension payments, in many cases, are larger than some salaries in the private sector. Furthermore, over a normal lifetime, many of these government [...]


Note to Michigan: Top Grand Rapids Pensions Exposed!

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GRAND RAPIDS–A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that retired Grand Rapids and Kent County government employees are not only receiving lavish, gold-plated pensions, but that their pension payments, in many cases, are larger than some salaries in the private sector. Furthermore, over a normal lifetime, many of these government employees, [...]