Private Workers Three Times More Likely to be Jobless than Government Employees

by admin on August 26, 2010 with 0 comment

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 …

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STAND Demonstration Against Eminent Domain in Peotone

by admin on May 26, 2010 with 0 comment

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 …

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Stop Quinn’s 67% State Income Tax Hike

by admin on August 26, 2009 with 42 comments

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 …

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Jim Tobin to Speak at Elgin Meeting

by admin on August 19, 2009 with 1 comment

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 …

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