Government Pensions Hold Freeport Property Owners Hostage

by admin on August 20, 2014 with 0 comment

View Release as PDF Freeport—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new study of the pensioners of Freeport municipal, Stephenson County governments, Stephenson County government schools, Freeport retired police and fire, and Highland Community College. “Illinois leaders, Gov. Patrick Quinn (D), Michael Madigan (D), and John Cullerton (D), are taking taxpayers …

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Is Chicago Press Part of the Cabal that Supports Illinois’ High Tax Rates?

by admin on May 20, 2014 with 0 comment

The Illinois state corporate income tax continues to be understated by reporters and politicians, according to Jim Tobin, the president of one of the nation’s largest taxpayer groups, Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “The total Illinois corporate state income tax rate of 9.5% includes a base rate of 7% and another 2.5% on top of that, which was added by constitutional amendment in 1980,” says Tobin…

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Excellence in Truthful Reporting: WI’s Struggle to Reform

by admin on May 12, 2014 with 0 comment

View News Advisory as PDF Taxpayers United of America (TUA) recognizes outstanding journalists who shed light on the ongoing, difficult process of true reform in the government pension and compensation systems. “Reform isn’t a one step process, and in order to keep the government bureaucrats moving in the right direction, it takes strong leadership, profound …

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Liar, Liar Dick on Fire!

by admin on April 9, 2014 with 0 comment

View Release as PDF Illinois Senator Richard “Dick” Durbin is not only a habitual liar, but most of the time he gets away with it, according to wizbangblog.com, the media network focusing on news, politics, and entertainment. In its February 11, 2014 article, “Senator Dick Durbin Lies With Impunity,” Warner Todd Huston wrote, “Senator Dick …

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Rockford & Winnebago County Taxpayers Crushed by Gov. Pension Debt

by admin on April 2, 2014 with 0 comment

View Release as PDF ROCKFORD—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study of the pensioners of Rockford Municipal government, Winnebago County government, Winnebago government teachers, and Rock Valley College. “Illinois leaders, Gov. Patrick Quinn (D), Michael Madigan (D), and John Cullerton (D), continue to fail in their duty to …

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Get Out and Vote!

by admin on March 18, 2014 with 0 comment

View as PDF Today is the general primary election in Illinois and we need all taxpayers to get out and vote! There are well over 100 property tax increase referenda across the state and not a single one of them should pass! Remember that about 80% of local taxes go to salaries and benefits of …

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No Property Tax Increase is Temporary for Glenbard SD 87!

by admin on February 26, 2014 with 0 comment

View Release as PDF Chicago – “Glenbard SD 87 government bureaucrats are trying to pass a $35 million property tax increase referendum that will keep your property taxes from decreasing when the current bond debt is paid off,” stated Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “While home values have decreased, state income …

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