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

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Madison County Record|The very expensive and cynical lesson David Werner taught usIllinois Press, Latest, Press, Uncategorized

by admin on July 20, 2016 with 0 comment

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, …

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Who Ya Gonna Call? TAXBUSTERS

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Who Ya Gonna Call? TAXBUSTERSIllinois, Latest, News Releases, Uncategorized

by admin on July 6, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF CHICAGO—Although members of the Illinois General Assembly and Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) reached a compromise late last week and approved a six-month stopgap budget for the state, some legislators are denouncing the deal, and taxpayers should, too. “The stopgap budget plan was not agreed upon for the benefit of the majority of …

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

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Chicago Tribune|Retiring Arlington Heights park district director gets salary spike in final years of serviceIllinois Press, Latest, Press, Uncategorized

by admin on June 29, 2016 with 0 comment

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 …

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Tobin Talks Tax Revolts and Government Pensions in Glenview

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Tobin Talks Tax Revolts and Government Pensions in GlenviewIllinois, Latest, Uncategorized

by admin on June 24, 2016 with 0 comment

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 …

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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

by admin on February 22, 2016 with 0 comment

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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