CHICAGO—“The November election for Illinois Governor will impact taxpayers and their families’ financial situation for years to come. That is why Tax Accountability (TAC), the political action arm of NTUI, is endorsing Illinois businessman and Independent Candidate Scott Lee Cohen for Illinois Governor,” said Jim Tobin, TAC President.

Scott Lee Cohen Speaks at a Press Conference held at the Tax Accountability Office on September 16, 2010.

“Scott Lee Cohen signed our Taxpayer Protection Pledge, in which he declared: ‘I, Scott Lee Cohen, pledge to the taxpayers of Illinois, that I will oppose any and all efforts to increase state or local taxes.’ Scott’s plans for rescuing Illinois’ economy are discussed on his website:

“The Democratic candidate, Gov. Patrick Quinn, and the Republican Candidate, Bill Brady, have refused to sign our Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” said Tobin. “Quinn, if elected, would make good on his promise to raise the state income tax a staggering 67 percent to pay for the lavish, gold-plated pensions that have made Illinois’ retired government employees millionaires. Brady, the Republican candidate, would continue the tax-and-spend policies of Springfield Republicans, who have been responsible for the largest state tax increases in Illinois history.”

Scott Lee Cohen answers questions from the press.

“Scott Lee Cohen is not a career politician. As a father of four, a lifelong Illinois resident and a small business owner, he understands the challenges that Illinois residents face. He has hosted job fairs, putting thousands of Illinois residents back to work. He knows how losing one’s job can devastate a whole family. As Governor, Scott will continue to use his experience as an entrepreneur to ensure that the people of our state have good paying jobs to support their families.”

“This election for Illinois Governor could determine whether or not our state will survive and prosper. This is a very important election. Politics-as-usual will no longer do the job. That is why we have endorsed Scott Lee Cohen for Illinois Governor.”

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