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CHICAGO—The Democrat party establishment has challenged the petition signatures turned in by the independent ticket of entrepreneur William “Dock” Walls and economist and taxpayer advocate, James L. “Jim” Tobin.
“The left-wing, billionaire Democrat candidate, J.B. Pritzker, is behind the challenge,” said Jim Tobin, candidate for Lt. Governor, and president of Taxpayers United of America.
“Pritzker, a tool of Chicago machine boss and Ill. House Speaker, Michael J. Madigan, wants to raise state taxes again in order to pump more taxpayer dollars into the dying state pension funds for retired government employees. The dollars from the last, huge state income tax increase were pumped into the failing state pension funds. It barely moved the needle.”
“Based on 2018 pension data and the annual reports of the specific pension funds, at least 19,481 pensioners are receiving $100,000 or more in annual pension payments. No wonder the pension funds are foundering, and no wonder Springfield Democrats want to raise state taxes again.”
“Pritzker supports placing the Income Tax Increase Amendment on the statewide ballot, which current and retired state-government employees will vote for overwhelmingly. This would change the state income tax from a flat income tax to a graduated income tax.”
“If the amendment passes, House Bill 3522, filed by state Rep. Robert Martwick, D-Chicago, would tax incomes under $7,500 at 4 percent. For incomes between $7,500 and $15,000, the rate would be 5.84 percent. For incomes between $15,000 and $225,000, the rate would be 6.27 percent. And for incomes over $225,000, the rate would be 7.65 percent. In addition, the committee for budget and tax increases (Center for Tax and Budget Accountability) supports a maximum income tax rate of 9.85 percent.”
“Dock Walls and I will fight these challenges. This is not a game. It is a game-changer. We intend to appear on the statewide ballot in November. It’s no longer business-as-usual. It’s time Illinois taxpayers had candidates who look out for them, and who are not owned by government-employee unions.”
James Tobin | President
(312) 427-5128 | (773) 354-2076
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2017
Tax Accountability, the political action arm of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), has enthusiastically endorsed Gail Dunham for Mayor of Summerfield, North Carolina.
“I have known Gail Dunham for over 40 years, and for that entire period, she has been a champion of both taxpayers and the environment,” said Jim Tobin, President of Tax Accountability.
“As Mayor, Gail Dunham will work hard to preserve the quality of life that the rural character of Summerfield provides. Gail is concerned that developers are promoting planned developments with no density standards, no specific zoning, and with no comments allowed from the public.”
“Gail supports the low density standards that have served her community so well through its growth for over 20 years, as well as specific zoning so that residents will know what will be built in the community.”
“Gail and her husband Ken moved to Summerfield almost 15 years ago. Since moving to Summerfield, they have fallen in love with the area and look forward to calling it home forever. Gail loves the Summerfield area so much that her daughter and her family moved there as well as many family members.”
“I strongly recommend a vote for Gail Dunham for Mayor on Tuesday, November 7th. As Mayor, she will work hard to preserve the quality of life that Summerfield’s rural character provides.”
Tax Accountability is the political action arm of Taxpayers United of America