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Former Gov. James R. Thompson Lives Lavishly as Social Security Recipients Struggle

Former Gov. James R. Thompson Lives Lavishly as Social Security Recipients Struggle

View as PDF CHICAGO—Former Illinois Governor James R. Thompson, who in 1983 and 1989 engineered raising Illinois’ state personal and corporate income tax rates by 20 percent, will receive a generous increase to his lavish, gold-plated state pension on July 1, 2016, while Illinois residents on Social Security government pensions will see negligible increases to

10th Annual Illinois State Pensions Report

10th Annual Illinois State Pensions Report

View as PDF View the Grids CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of their 10th Annual Illinois State Pensions Report, which analyzes Illinois’ General Assembly Retirement System (GARS), Judges’ Retirement System (JRS), Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS), State Universities Retirement System (SURS), State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS), and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

CTU Members Agitate for More Tax Increases

CTU Members Agitate for More Tax Increases

View as PDF Chicago—Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members descended upon multiple downtown locations today to demand more taxes and higher taxes for Chicago taxpayers. The “Fund Our Schools Now!” protests culminated at Chicago’s City Hall with demonstrators chanting slogans against Gov. Bruce Rauner (R), Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D), and calling for more tax dollars

Taxpayers Remain Victorious for 24 Years!

Taxpayers Remain Victorious for 24 Years!

View as PDF Chicago – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) and Illinois’ taxpayers were victorious once again in defeating the implementation of a graduated state income tax. TUA and its membership of tens of thousands of Illinois taxpayers have helped defeat every such attempt since 1992. Jim Tobin, TUA’s founder and president, says that Illinois’

TUA Defeats Statewide Driving Tax

TUA Defeats Statewide Driving Tax

View as PDF Chicago—Last week, Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton (D-Chicago) proposed legislation that would have established a new tax on Illinois drivers per miles traveled on the state’s roads, but a burst of public outrage and fierce opposition to the plan stalled Cullerton’s new tax for now. Taxpayers United of America (TUA) immediately

Madigan’s Education Funding Constitutional Amendment is Bankrupt

Madigan’s Education Funding Constitutional Amendment is Bankrupt

View as PDF  Chicago – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) urges the Illinois General Assembly’s Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee members to oppose HJRCA 57. “We have written a letter to the members of the Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee, urging them to vote against Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan’s proposed education funding constitutional

Get Out and Vote!

View as PDF Tomorrow is the 2016 General Primary Election in Illinois and we need all taxpayers to get out and vote! There are bureaucrats all across the state trying to steal even more of our wealth through tax increase referenda and not a single one should pass! Remember that about 80% of local taxes

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