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Ouch! Ohio Government Pensions Are A Painful Reality!

Ouch! Ohio Government Pensions Are A Painful Reality!

OHIO – Taxpayers United of America has released the top pension estimates for Ohio government teachers and employees. “We are shedding light at last, on the problems with Ohio’s government pension system,” said Christina Tobin, Vice President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), and founder and President of ‘Free and Equal Elections.’ “Minimal reform has

Gov. Kasich and OH General Assembly: Release Ohio’s Government Pension Numbers!

Gov. Kasich and OH General Assembly: Release Ohio’s Government Pension Numbers!

CHICAGO – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) Vice President, Christina Tobin, called on Ohio Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly to set the standard for transparency by releasing its government pension data. “I have written letters to Gov. Kasich and the members of the General Assembly, urging them to change the culture of

WKBN 27 First News | Pensions of Public Workers Exposed

WKBN 27 First News | Pensions of Public Workers Exposed

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Youngstown, Ohio, are featured in this article at WKBN 27 First News. A grassroots, non-profit organization is exposing the top salaries and pensions for government employees in Youngstown. The group Taxpayers United of America made a stop in Youngstown on Tuesday during its Ohio tour. The group said it’s

Columbus Dispatch | Pension reform sought by taxpayers group

Columbus Dispatch | Pension reform sought by taxpayers group

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Columbus, Ohio, are featured in this article at the Columbus Dispatch. An anti-pension group was in Columbus yesterday, decrying the fact that some high-paid government employees can get large cumulative pension payments after retirement. Taypayers United of America, which was founded in Illinois and is expanding into other states,

Toledo Ohio: Top Secret Government Pensions Revealed!

Toledo Ohio: Top Secret Government Pensions Revealed!

TOLEDO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) revealed government employee wages and pension estimates for Toledo and Lucas County. Ohio’s government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but when retired, many will become pension millionaires. Ohio officials refused to release pension figures, so the pension payouts are close estimates* for this report.

“Why are Ohio lawmakers hiding their pension information? Are they more concerned with protecting abusers, than reforming a system that holds taxpayers hostage?” asked Christina Tobin, TUA Vice President

“I have hand delivered letters to Gov. Kasich and each member of the Ohio General Assembly, asking for transparency regarding individual pension amounts, as well as meaningful pension reforms that will be both fair and sustainable.”

“Toledo area taxpayers struggle through this recession with an average household income of $41,000, while government employees really rake it in for as many as 31 years of retirement benefits.  The maximum annual Social Security annual benefit is $22,000, regardless of how much an individual earned in their working career.”

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“Toledo mayor, Michael P. Bell can look forward to an estimated lifetime pension payout of $4,142,076, that is $88,129 annually, based on his current gross of $122,402.”*

“Toledo government teacher, Francine Lawrence had annual gross wages of $97,098 and looks forward to an estimated annual pension starting at $64,085 with an estimated lifetime payout of $3,332,408.”*

“Lucas County staff attorney, Jeffery B. Johnston had annual gross wages of $151,552.  Johnston will enjoy $4,282,849 in estimated lifetime pension payouts or at least $118,968 annually.”*

“Lucas County deputy coroner pathologist, Diane Marie Scala-Barnett grossed $142,491 annually and stands to receive an estimated beginning pension of $111,855 with a lifetime estimated pension payout of $4,026,792.”*

Each of the top 100 pension estimates of Ohio State University employees reaches the maximum estimated pension payout of $214,500 annually for an estimated lifetime total of $7,722,000!”*

Cleveland Ohio: Top Secret Government Pensions Revealed

CLEVELAND— Taxpayers United of America (TUA) revealed government employee wages and pension estimates for Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.  Ohio’s government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but when retired, many will become pension millionaires.  Ohio officials refused to release pension figures, so the pension payouts are close estimates* for this report.

“Why are Ohio lawmakers hiding their pension information?  Are they more concerned with protecting abusers, than reforming a system that holds taxpayers hostage?” asked Christina Tobin, TUA Vice President.

“I have hand delivered letters to Gov. Kasich and each member of the Ohio General Assembly, asking for transparency regarding individual pension amounts, as well as meaningful pension reforms that will be both fair and sustainable.”

“Cleveland area taxpayers struggle through this recession with an average household income of $50,000, while government employees really rake it in for as many as 31 years of retirement benefits.  The maximum annual Social Security annual benefit is $22,000, regardless of how much an individual earned in their working career.”

WFMJ NBC | Watchdog group calls for pension reform In Ohio

WFMJ NBC | Watchdog group calls for pension reform In Ohio

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Youngstown, Ohio, are featured in this article at WFMJ NBC. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A taxpayer watchdog group is challenging Ohio lawmakers to release public employee pension records and support pension reform. Taxpayers United of America contends that employee pension payouts are public information paid for with taxpayer dollars, but

The Republic (Associated Press) | Taxpayers group questioning public pensions making sweep of Ohio to highlight government costs

The Republic (Associated Press) | Taxpayers group questioning public pensions making sweep of Ohio to highlight government costs

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Columbus, Ohio, are featured in this Associated Press article at The Republic. (The original version of this article referred to TUA as a “conservative” group.  The error has been omitted below.) COLUMBUS, Ohio — A national group campaigning to cut pension benefits for government employees has released data singling

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