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Get Out and Vote!

View as PDF Today is the general primary election in Illinois and we need all taxpayers to get out and vote! There are well over 100 property tax increase referenda across the state and not a single one of them should pass! Remember that about 80% of local taxes go to salaries and benefits of [...]


No Property Tax Increase is Temporary for Glenbard SD 87!

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View Release as PDF Chicago – “Glenbard SD 87 government bureaucrats are trying to pass a $35 million property tax increase referendum that will keep your property taxes from decreasing when the current bond debt is paid off,” stated Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “While home values have decreased, state income [...]


Taxpayers Fight Back on Local Property Tax Increases

View Release as PDF Chicago – Illinois taxpayers are fighting local tax expansion and increase referenda with the help of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). TUA is helping activists in Johnsburg SD 12 and Huntley Park District to defeat property tax increase referenda that would prevent taxpayers from finally getting a property tax cut when [...]


Tax Accountability Endorses Bruce Rauner in Illinois’ Gubernatorial Primary

View as PDF Chicago – Tax Accountability (TA) has announced its candidate endorsements for the March 18, 2014 primary election. “I am proud to announce endorsements of such qualified candidates in these critical races,” said Jim Tobin, Chairman of TA. “Illinois is at a pivotal point and without strong leadership, the very economic future of [...]


Yes, Pres. Cullerton, Impending Bankruptcy IS a Crisis!

View as PDF CHICAGO—Ill. Senate President, John Cullerton is putting Illinois at risk of going under by denying that the state’s pension systems are in crisis, according to the Executive Director of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Illinois’ five government-employee pension plans have a deficit of at least $100 billion,” said Rae Ann McNeilly, of [...]


Green Bay Taxpayers Duped by Government Pension Secrecy

View as PDF Green Bay—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of its study of the Green Bay Municipal, Brown County, and Brown County Government school employees. “The State of Wisconsin, hiding behind a secrecy law, refuses to release actual pension payments derived from huge taxpayer subsidies. Because we have a right to [...]


Shawano City and County Gov. Bureaucrats Work Feverishly to Hide from Taxpayers

Shawano—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of its study of the Shawano County, Shawano Municipal, and Shawano government school employees. “The State of Wisconsin refuses to release actual pension payments in an effort to hide the huge subsidies from taxpayers. We can’t let them get away with that so we estimate the [...]


Chicago Government School Pensions Drive Chicago the way of the Motor City

View release as a PDF Chicago—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of its second study of the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) which reveals many pensioners are on track to collect more than $5 million dollars in lifetime pension payments, benefits that are much more generous than those in the now bankrupt [...]


Shhh! Top Secret Milwaukee Multi-Million $$ Government Pensions

View release as a PDF Milwaukee—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of its study of the Milwaukee County, Milwaukee Municipal, and Milwaukee government school employees. “The State of Wisconsin refuses to release actual pension payments in an effort to hide the huge subsidies from taxpayers. We can’t let them get away with [...]


Cook County Property Taxes Increase to Pay Government Pension Millionaires

View as a PDF Chicago—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of its study of the Cook County Pension Fund (CCPF) top government pensions. “There are 276 Crook County pensioners getting over $100,000 in annual pension payments taking the total for the state over 10,000”, according to TUA president, Jim Tobin. “The average [...]


9,900 Illinois Government Pensioners With Annual Pension Over $100k

View as PDF Chicago—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of its annual study of the top government pensions in the State of Illinois. “Illinois House Speaker, Michael Madigan (D), and Senate Majority Leader, John Cullerton (D), continue their political charade of pension reform while the number of six-figure pensioners grows 47% in [...]


Illinois State Police Pensions Get Media Attention They Deserve

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 [...]


Freeze Hiring Until Pension Reforms are Implemented

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 [...]


WBBM Exclusive – Illinois’ Cushiest Government Pension Deal

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 – [...]


Obama’s Proposed Cigarette Tax Increase a Payoff to Teacher Unions

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 [...]


SD200 Hiking Property Taxes with $123 Million Cash Hoard!

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 [...]


Stop Oak Park and River Forest District 200 from Raising Our Property Taxes on December 20!

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 [...]


Tax Accountability Announces 2012 Endorsements

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 [...]


Adams County Crushed by Government Pensions

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 [...]


Appeal Filed in Illegal Electioneering Suit Against Riverside Brookfield SD208

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 Tobin to Work With Oak Park Elem. Dist. 97 Activists to Kill Proposed Tax Hike

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, [...]


Tax Accountabilty Endorses Tax-Cutting Candidates for Oak Park Park District

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, [...]


Extravagant Pensions of Jo Daviess County Gov’t Retirees Surpass Private Sector Wages

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 [...]