CIVIC FEDERATION:  FRIEND OF BANKS AND STATUS QUO, NOT TAXPAYERS

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CIVIC FEDERATION: FRIEND OF BANKS AND STATUS QUO, NOT TAXPAYERSChicago, Commentary, Foundation, Latest, TEF

by admin on April 22, 2015 with 0 comment

The Civic Federation, described by the Chicago press as “One of the state’s most prominent tax watchdog groups,” or a “Taxpayer’s watchdog group,” may be a watchdog for banks, large corporations and special interests invested in the status quo, but it certainly is not a watchdog on behalf of taxpayers, according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA)…

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ABC 7 | Some Illinois retirees getting millions from taxpayers

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ABC 7 | Some Illinois retirees getting millions from taxpayersFoundation, Illinois, Illinois Press, Latest, TEF

by admin on February 19, 2015 with 0 comment

Taxpayer Education Foundation’s recent study on pensions was featured in a story by ABC 7 on the amounts of Illinois pension payouts. CHICAGO (WLS) — The ABC7 I-Team has been looking into a mind-boggling statement made by the Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday. “One out of every four dollars taken from taxpayers by the state …

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Dixon & Sterling Government Bureaucrats Still Stealing From Taxpayers

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Dixon & Sterling Government Bureaucrats Still Stealing From TaxpayersIllinois, Latest, Pension Reform, Rae Ann McNeilly, Taxpayer Alert, TEF, Uncategorized

by admin on February 11, 2015 with 0 comment

View as PDF Dixon, IL – Lee and Whiteside County area government pensions are decimating area taxpayers according to a study by the state’s largest taxpayer group, Taxpayers United of America (TUA). The study reveals the individual pensions paid to the retirees of Sterling, Dixon, Lee County, Whiteside County government employees. “Our study shows that …

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25th Anniversary of First Federal Entitlement Repeal

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25th Anniversary of First Federal Entitlement RepealCommentary, Foundation, Items of Interest, Latest, TEF

by admin on December 15, 2014 with 0 comment

Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage and Repeal Act of 1989, the first time a major federal entitlement was repealed.

Victory seemed unobtainable for taxpayers until senior citizens led a protest in August of 1989 against Congressman Dan Rostenkowski (D-IL), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, garnering media attention and energizing an anti-tax movement in Illinois and across the United States…

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Home Rule: The Most Insidious Form of Government Anywhere in the United States of America

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Home Rule: The Most Insidious Form of Government Anywhere in the United States of AmericaCommentary, Foundation, Latest, TEF

by admin on December 4, 2014 with 0 comment

“Home Rule means Home Ruin.”
– Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF).

In 1970, Illinois adopted a new constitution that designated any municipality with a population greater than 25,000 as a home rule unit. In addition, municipalities can vote to adopt Home Rule, or repeal Home Rule if they already have it. “Illinois Home Rule gives unlimited taxing power to bureaucrats,” said Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF).

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F-Rated Fiscal Records for Eight U.S. GovernorsCommentary, 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 is the Cause of Income Inequality, Not the Cure – Part IICommentary, Foundation, Latest, TEF

by admin on February 5, 2014 with 0 comment

View as PDF Democrats continue to use “income inequality” as an effective wedge issue, according to Jim Tobin, noted Chicago economist and President of Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF). “Actually, it is federal and state, and local governments that transfer wealth from average taxpayers to the wealthy, to politicians’ pet projects, and to favored labor unions …

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