View as PDF CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) released Illinois State Police Pensions and garnered major media attention. Click here to read the release where we publish the ISP pension study and Jim Tobin calls on Gov. Quinn to freeze hiring until comprehensive pension reforms are passed. http://www.taxpayersunitedofamerica.org/uncategorized/6845 CBS 2 in Chicago secured an exclusive [...]
view as a PDF CHICAGO – The President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today called for a freeze of all Illinois government-employee hiring until pension reforms are implemented. “Our most recent government pension study of the Illinois State Police only reinforces our conclusions from previous pension studies. The fact that a young and healthy [...]
View as PDF Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) will discuss with Pam Zekman exclusively, the ‘Cushiest Illinois Government Pension Deal’. 10:00 p.m. news on Channel 2 WBBM TV Today, Monday, April 29 Be sure to tune in to hear Jim discuss the results of our latest government employee pension study – [...]
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 [...]
View this release as a PDF CHICAGO–Oak Park/River Forest High School Dist. 200 school board will vote on a property tax increase December 20 while sitting on a hoard of cash totaling $123 million, according to Barry Jay Epstein, Ph.D., CPA, CFF, a Chicago-based forensic accountant. Furthermore, Epstein’s analysis shows that funds from the 2002 [...]
Brought to you by: Protect District 200 Property Taxpayers Barb Langer, Ph.D., Founder and Barry Epstein, Ph.D., CPA, Forensic Accountant Contact: NoNewTax@att.net The Board of Education (BOE) for Oak Park-River Forest High School (OPRFHS) District 200 (D200) in Oak Park, Illinois, said on November 15 that D200 will pass a 2.5% property tax increase on [...]
View release as a PDF Chicago—Today, Tax Accountability, the political action arm of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), announced its Illinois candidate endorsements for the November 6, 2012 general election. “This is an important time to elect lawmakers at all levels of government, who promise to vote against any and all tax increases,” said Jim [...]
View release as a PDF Quincy—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study for the Quincy municipal government employees, Adams County government employees and Adams County government teachers. “Illinois lawmakers have only flirted with reforms of the government pension system,” stated Jim Tobin, president of TUA. “Illinois is in [...]
View release as a PDF Chicago – Anthony J Peraica & Associates is appealing Judge Leroy K. Martin’s July 17, 2012 ruling to dismiss with prejudice, a lawsuit they filed against Riverside Brookfield School District 208. The suit, in which Peraica and Taxpayers United of America (TUA) are plaintiffs, charges the school district with illegal [...]
Christina M. Tobin, Free and Equal CEO and Vice President of National Taxpayers United of Illinois (NTUI), will be working with Oak Park activist Noel Kuriakos of the Citizens Alliance of Oak Park and other activists all weekend and on Monday to oppose the proposed Dist. 97 property tax increase on the Tuesday, April 5, [...]
On Tuesday, April 5, you will have a RARE chance to vote into office three pro-taxpayer candidates who will look out for YOUR interests. These quality candidates are running for Park District Commissioners in Oak Park, and Tax Accountability, the political action arm of National Taxpayers United of Illinois, has endorsed them. Please punch 44, [...]
JO DAVIESS COUNTY- The sky-high pensions of Jo Daviess County’s retired government employees exceed the wages of those in the private sector. Those receiving the largest annual pensions are retired government-school educators. At $108,569 a year, Dennis Dunton (Galena USD 120) tops the list, making $9,047 a month. Coming in second is David Wongstrom (River [...]
Lavish, Gold-Plated Pensions Of Rock Island County-Area Retired Government Employees Far Exceed Wages Of Workers In Private Sector
MOLINE–A new report by pension researcher Bill Zettler reveals that Rock Island, Henry and Mercer County-area retired government employees receive lavish, gold-plated pensions that far exceed actual wages of workers in the private sector. “These government-employee pensions are bankrupting the state pension funds,” said Jim Tobin, President of National Taxpayers United of Illinois (NTUI). “That’s [...]
By Edward J. O’Boyle, Ph.D (8-6-10) Drawing on data collected through its Current Population Survey, the Bureau of Labor Statistics every month publishes the rate of unemployment by age, gender, race, class of worker, disability status, industry, veteran status, educational attainment, occupation, and marital status. In addition, it publishes the rate for native-born workers along [...]
National Taxpayers United of Illinois has expanded its marketing and Web presence to Facebook. Facebook is a free social networking service connecting individuals to their friends.
By Jerry Kohn Obsessed with the study of wars and other disasters, and fascinated by the exercise of raw power, historians typically glorify megalomaniacs like Lincoln and FDR. These historians generally overlook or ignore the wiser and humbler men who occupied the White House during more tranquil times. They fail to recognize that maintaining or [...]
It’s not surprising that our recent Anti-Abe commentary has been met with some resistance here in the “Land of Lincoln.” One of the more comical exchanges involves our Research Director, Dennis Constant, and Ken Lowe of the Herald-Review. A post to his blog, “Roll Call,” read as follows: “Today’s baffling fax comes courtesy of Dennis [...]
CHICAGO—On Thursday, May 20, STAND (Shut This Airport Nightmare Down) held a press conference and demonstration against the state’s use of eminent domain to forcefully take property near Peotone for the proposed South Suburban Airport. The FAA is at least two or three years from approving/disapproving this measure. Regardless, the Illinois Department of Transportation began [...]
CHICAGO–Tax Accountability, the political action arm of National Taxpayers United of Illinois, has endorsed Hinsdale businessman Adam Andrzejewski for Governor in the February 2, 2010, Republican gubernatorial primary.
Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn wants to raise your state income taxes up to 67%. He claims this is necessary to fill an $11.5 billion state budget gap. What he doesn’t say is that the state will receive $11.5 billion in federal stimulus funds, which would completely fill the gap. Download our Stop the Income Tax [...]
Jim Tobin, President of National Taxpayers United of Illinois, will be speaking at the August 26th Fox Valley Libertarian Party (FVLP) meeting. He will discuss the proposed 67% state income tax increase and on how third parties have helped NTUI defeat past state income tax hikes. The FVLP meets the last Wednesday of each month [...]
NTUI’s President Jim Tobin will speak at the July 4th Tea Party at Chicago’s Navy Pier. The event starts at noon and is sponsored by FreeAndEqual.org and ReTeaParty.com. If you would like more information please visit http://chicago.reteaparty.com.
Peoria – NTUI President Jim Tobin held a press conference in Peoria on May 26, 2009 to oppose Gov. Quinn’s tax increases. The Conference was covered by 2 TV networks, as well as the Peoria Journal-Star. This conference comes fresh on the heels of our most well-attended Quad Cities conference in over 30 years! Click [...]
Click here to listen to our statewide radio commercial opposing Gov. Quinn’s 50% income tax increase.