Senate Despot Dick Durbin Plays Politics with Indefinite DetentionChicago, Commentary, Illinois, Latest, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on October 22, 2014 with 0 comment

Chicago – Illinois political hack Richard J. “Dick” Durbin (D) has been in the U.S. Senate seventeen years too long. Time and time again for nearly two decades, Durbin has failed to reconcile his occasional calls for moderate government reforms with his overall track record of encouraging the growth of the size and scope of the government…

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Hold on to Your WalletsChicago, featured, Illinois, Latest, News Releases, States, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on October 20, 2014 with 0 comment

Chicago – Taxation serves one purpose only: to grow government, according to Jim Tobin, noted economist and president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Government bureaucrats are always looking for ways to get more of your hard-earned money. God forbid you choose to smoke in Chicago. You now have to pay $7.17 in taxes for each pack…

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5 Village Governments Want Taxpayers to Throw Away Their Right to Vote on Property Tax Increases

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5 Village Governments Want Taxpayers to Throw Away Their Right to Vote on Property Tax Increasesfeatured, Illinois, Latest, Referenda, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on October 15, 2014 with 0 comment

Chicago – Government bureaucrats in Barrington, Lake Zurich, Lynwood, Crestwood, and Matteson have placed referenda on the November 4, 2014 ballot for voters to approve Home Rule status for these villages. According to Taxpayers United of America (TUA), Home Rule means higher taxes. “I like to call it ‘Home Ruin’”, said Jim Tobin, president of TUA…

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F-Rated Fiscal Records for Eight U.S. GovernorsCommentary, featured, Foundation, Latest, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert, TEF

by admin on October 14, 2014 with 1 comment

The Cato Institute released its 12th biennial fiscal report card earlier this month regarding the budget records of America’s governors from January 2012–August 2014. The governors of Minnesota, Oregon, Delaware, Washington, Illinois, Massachusetts, Colorado, and California received F ratings as America’s most egregious taxing-and-spending chief executives, with the records of Quinn (IL-D), Patrick (MA-D), Hickenlooper (CO-D), and Brown (CA-D) rounding out the bottom of the list of the forty-eight…

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Government Pensions Hold Freeport Property Owners Hostage

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Government Pensions Hold Freeport Property Owners HostageIllinois, Latest, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on August 20, 2014 with 2 comments

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 in Stephenson County…

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Dick “Disaster” Durbin Votes Against Taxpayers 97% of the Time!featured, Items of Interest, Latest, News Advisory, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on June 9, 2014 with 0 comment

Illinois Senator Richard J. “Dick” Durbin has been a “disaster” for Illinois, according to Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Since Durbin came on the scene in 1997, this ultra-left-wing senator has ravaged taxpayers year-after-year,” said Tobin…

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Is Chicago Press Part of the Cabal that Supports Illinois’ High Tax Rates?featured, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

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 Reformfeatured, Items of Interest, Latest, News Advisory, Taxpayer Alert

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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