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State and Local Election Victories for Tax Accountability Endorsed Candidates 11/8!

State and Local Election Victories for Tax Accountability Endorsed Candidates 11/8!

Chicago – Tax Accountability (TA), the political action arm of Taxpayers United of America, congratulates taxpayers for electing numerous TA endorsed candidates in the general election held on Tuesday, November 8. “2016 has been a year full of surprises,” said Jim Tobin, Chairman of TA. “The Cubs won the World Series, President-elect Donald Trump turned the

FDR Wanted Marines to Occupy The Chicago Tribune

FDR Wanted Marines to Occupy The Chicago Tribune

View as PDF Chicago — Recent unprecedented disclosures of government malfeasance have forced Americans to confront unpleasant truths about the nature of our government. Americans do not trust the government – and in record numbers. It is understandable, and equally troubling, then, for Americans to come to expect opaqueness from a government that commonly flouts the U.S. Constitution andthe laws intended to bind its authority. We shouldn’t be too surprised to learn that

Madison County Record|The very expensive and cynical lesson David Werner taught us

Madison County Record|The very expensive and cynical lesson David Werner taught us

Data from Taxpayers United of America’s recent 10th Annual Illinois State Pension Report was used by Madison County Record in an article about David Werner’s outstanding pension paid for by tax dollars. More than 100,000 Illinoisans have graduated from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville during its nearly 60 years of operation. As chancellor from 1998 to 2004,

Chicago Tribune|Retiring Arlington Heights park district director gets salary spike in final years of service

Chicago Tribune|Retiring Arlington Heights park district director gets salary spike in final years of service

Jared Labell, Executive Director of Taxpayers United of America, was quoted on the recent release of 10th annual Illinois State Pensions Report by Chicago Tribune. As the Arlington Heights Park District’s executive director retires this week, about $85,000 worth of unused sick and vacation days he had accumulated since his hiring in 2008 have led

Tobin Talks Tax Revolts and Government Pensions in Glenview

Tobin Talks Tax Revolts and Government Pensions in Glenview

Glenview–On Thursday, June 23, 2016, Jim tobin, founder and president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), spoke before a crowd of more than sixty taxpayers in Glenview, IL to discuss the financial challenges taxpayers are currently facing in Illinois, and the chances of substantive reforms. Organized by Lucinda Kasperson, Tobin recounted for attendees TUA’s four

Tinley Park|Top 25 Illinois Politicians With the Biggest Pensions

Tinley Park|Top 25 Illinois Politicians With the Biggest Pensions

Taxpayers United of America’s recent data release of an updated list of lawmaker pensions in the General Assembly Retirement System was used by Tinley Park Patch. Taxpayers United of America, an organization that advocates for tax relief and “fighting government pensions,” has released an updated list of lawmaker pensions in the General Assembly Retirement System.

Journal Standard|Letter: Illinois state employees should be on the 401K system

Journal Standard|Letter: Illinois state employees should be on the 401K system

Taxpayers United of America’s study was mentioned in a letter by Bill Dietz to the Journal Standard.   Illinois’ public unions need to join the private-sector-style pension system. Normally, we think of teachers, firemen and policeman, but Illinois has 13 public unions — 64,459 workers — that gave $48.5 million to political campaigns. The individuals

Social Security: The World’s Biggest Pyramid Scheme

Social Security: The World’s Biggest Pyramid Scheme

View as PDF Chicago—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) have fought against higher taxes, reckless spending, and government largesse for nearly forty years. As we look back at our decades of activism and education of taxpayers, TUA is releasing some footage from our archives featuring our president and founder, Jim Tobin. “This pyramid [pointing at a

CAPCON | $23K School Employee Upset that MEA President’s Pension Spiked by $200K Union Salary

CAPCON | $23K School Employee Upset that MEA President’s Pension Spiked by $200K Union Salary

Taxpayers United of America’s Rae Ann McNeilly was quoted by CAPCON on an article about MEA president Steve Cook being considered a ‘school employee’ for Lansing Schools – where he doesn’t work. LaKiesha Allen is a 35-year old Lansing school secretary who pays the Michigan Education Association $38 a month in union dues from her

Sauk Valley | Easy to make public resent state pensioners

Sauk Valley | Easy to make public resent state pensioners

Rae Ann McNeilly was quoted in an article by SaukValley.com about TUA’s study on Lee and Whiteside County pensions. Political solutions usually have winners and losers. That’s not going to be the case with whatever fix the Illinois Legislature eventually makes to the state’s public employee pension systems. Everybody is going to lose. Or, at

Chicago Tribune | Watchdog group puts spotlight on six-figure pensions in Lake County

Chicago Tribune | Watchdog group puts spotlight on six-figure pensions in Lake County

Jim Tobin and Jared Labell of Taxpayers United of America were featured by the Chicago Tribune discussing the public pensions of Lake County and Waukegan retirees. Nearly 900 retirees from Lake County government, Lake County public schools and the College of Lake County collect six-figure annual pensions — including 14 whose pensions pay out more

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