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Stop Oak Park and River Forest District 200 from Raising Our Property Taxes on December 20!

Brought to you by:  Protect District 200 Property Taxpayers Barb Langer, Ph.D., Founder and Barry Epstein, Ph.D., CPA, Forensic Accountant Contact:  NoNewTax@att.net The Board of Education (BOE) for Oak Park-River Forest High School (OPRFHS) District 200 (D200) in Oak Park, Illinois, said on November 15 that D200 will pass a 2.5% property tax increase on

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.”

Cedar Rapids & Iowa City : Government Pensions Top Secret

CEDAR RAPIDS—A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals salaries and top pension estimates for the government employees of the cities of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Linn and Johnson Counties,  and area government teachers.  These government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but as retirees, many will become pension millionaires. Iowa bureaucrats refuse to release pension figures, so total pension payouts were estimated* for this report.

“One really has to question why Iowa lawmakers keep individual pension information in a shroud of secrecy. Prohibiting public review of this information sends a message to taxpayers that lawmakers are more concerned with protecting abusers and double-dippers than imposing adequate reforms on a system that holds taxpayers hostage,” said Christina Tobin, TUA Vice President.

“Cedar Rapids and Iowa City taxpayers struggle through this recession with average wages of $30,000 to $43,000, while government employees really rake it in for as many as 30 years of retirement.”

Taxpayers Breath Olympic-sized Sigh of Relief

Chicago lost the bid on Friday to host the 2016 Olympic Games. NTUI, in cooperation with organizations such as NoGamesChicago, was at the forefront in opposing the bid, citing the likely cost overruns that would cost taxpayers billions and the risk of terrorism that hosting the Olympics would bring to Chicago. With the game-playing over,

Roll Call of Income Tax Hike Votes

On May 30, 2009, the Illinois Senate passed a bill to raise the income tax for individuals, trusts, and estates from 3% to 5%. That’s a 67% income tax increase! The bill would also raise the corporate income tax rate from 7.3% to 9.7%, which will prevent the creation of at least 70,000 jobs. What

95th General Assembly Tax Survey

We are pleased to provide our 13th biennial Tax Survey of the Illinois General Assembly, which examines the tax and spending bills of the 95th Illinois legislature. This is our most encouraging Tax Survey to date. While a number of smaller tax increases were passed, NTUI and its members beat back all the major ones and even got a tax cut approved. Together we have defeated every proposed state income tax increase for the past 16 years.

Illinois Taxpayers….Meet Your Enemies!

The beat of the drum grows louder and louder calling for massive state income tax increase. In both the Illinois House and Senate, Democrats representing Chicago and its suburbs are the primary sponsors of legislation that will increase the state income tax by 67% and the corporate tax by 44% resulting in a loss of 100,000 private sector jobs. One downstate Republican is also a sponsor of the tax hike legislation. Those bills are Senate Bill 2288 (SB2288), House Bill 750 (HB750) and Senate Bill 750 (SB750).










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