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

by admin on October 14, 2014 with 0 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, featured, 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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Wisconsin Government Pension Multimillionaires Protected by Secrecy Lawfeatured, Items of Interest, Latest, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert, TEF, Wisconsin

by admin on October 22, 2013 with 0 comment

View Release as PDF Madison—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of its study of the Wisconsin State, University of Wisconsin, Madison Municipal, Dane County, and Dane County Government school employees. “The State of Wisconsin refuses to release actual pension payments, hiding behind a secrecy law, the huge subsidies from taxpayers. Because we …

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Obama’s Proposed Cigarette Tax Increase a Payoff to Teacher Unionsfeatured, Latest, TEF

by admin on April 25, 2013 with 0 comment

View as a PDF CHICAGO—President Barack Obama’s proposed increase in the federal cigarette tax from $1.05 to $1.95 on each pack of cigarettes will severely impact low and moderate income smokers and is a payoff to teacher unions, according to Jim Tobin, President of the Taxpayer Education Foundation headquartered in Chicago. “Pres. Obama (D) already has …

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Happy Birthday to the Federal Reserve – 100 Years of War, Welfare, and PorkCommentary, Foundation, Latest, TEF

by admin on March 6, 2013 with 1 comment

View as PDF By Dennis Constant December 2013 is the 100th birthday of the Federal Reserve System (Fed). The Federal Reserve Act was conceived and described in a preliminary version in November 1910, at a secret meeting in the private resort of J. P. Morgan on Jekyll Island, off the coast of Georgia. Republican Senator …

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Lincoln Brutalized the Country and Shredded the Constitutionfeatured, Items of Interest, Latest, TEF

by admin on February 11, 2013 with 1 comment

View as PDF Up until Lincoln’s war, the states assumed they had the right to leave the Union, and, in fact, they did have that right. Neither the 1777 Articles of Confederation nor the 1789 U.S. Constitution prohibited secession. Slavery was not the reason for the War Between the States. Lincoln had other motives when he …

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Lincoln’s Unpopular War—Part 2Foundation, TEF

by admin on March 28, 2011 with 0 comment

April 12, 2011, marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the War Between the States. Prior to the fall of Fort Sumter, few Americans North or South wanted war.  On February 18, 1861, Confederate President Jefferson Davis called for peace:  “There can be but little rivalry between ours and any manufacturing or navigating community, …

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Lincoln’s Unpopular War—Part 1Foundation, TEF

by admin on March 14, 2011 with 0 comment

April 12, 2011, marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the War Between the States. It was a war Abraham Lincoln pursued not to free slaves but to enslave free men. Lincoln’s overriding concern was to keep the Southern states as taxpaying provinces of the federal government. Until the War Between the States, the …

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