Tinley Park|Top 25 Illinois Politicians With the Biggest Pensions

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Tinley Park|Top 25 Illinois Politicians With the Biggest PensionsIllinois Press, Latest, Press, Uncategorized

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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. …

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

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Journal Standard|Letter: Illinois state employees should be on the 401K systemIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest, Pension Reform, Press, Uncategorized

by admin on December 16, 2015 with 0 comment

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 …

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Social Security: The World’s Biggest Pyramid Scheme

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Social Security: The World’s Biggest Pyramid SchemeIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, Uncategorized

by admin on September 21, 2015 with 0 comment

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 …

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

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CAPCON | $23K School Employee Upset that MEA President’s Pension Spiked by $200K Union SalaryLatest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press, Taxpayer Alert, Uncategorized

by admin on March 10, 2015 with 0 comment

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 …

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Sauk Valley | Easy to make public resent state pensioners

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Sauk Valley | Easy to make public resent state pensionersIllinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press, Uncategorized

by admin on March 9, 2015 with 0 comment

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 …

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

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Chicago Tribune | Watchdog group puts spotlight on six-figure pensions in Lake CountyIllinois Press, Latest, Pension Reform, Press, Uncategorized

by admin on March 9, 2015 with 0 comment

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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Warning: Illinois’ Cigarette Tax Policy Hazardous to Your Health!

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Warning: Illinois’ Cigarette Tax Policy Hazardous to Your Health!Illinois, Latest, News Releases, Rae Ann McNeilly, Uncategorized

by admin on February 10, 2015 with 0 comment

View as Pdf Chicago – In its latest study that compares cigarette tax rates to cigarette smuggling rates, the Tax Foundation confirms our long-held position that the egregious cigarette tax hikes in Illinois, Cook County, and Chicago promote crime and present greater danger to residents, according to Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Illinois’ cigarette smuggling …

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