Government pensions affect every taxpayer in Illinois. Now Pritzker’s pension madness threatens to reach across the state and ravage taxpayers with the most insidious effect of Covid-19: theft of taxpayer wealth. As businesses and workers across the country struggle to keep afloat during this pandemic, Pritzker promises to increase your taxes.
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Raising taxes for “infrastructure” is a scam that helps politicians but not commuters, according to Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF).
Despite fears about runaway wealth concentration, expressed excitedly by the Washington Post and the New York Times, the study found that “wealth statistics such as the top 1 percent share have little relevance to the standards of living of U.S. households.
On January 1st 1982, Pulitzer Prize-winner John Toland published his ground-breaking book on Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor that blew wide open the treacherous activities of members of Pres. Franklin Roosevelt’s administration, who successfully goaded Japan into attacking the United States.
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View as PDF Rock Island, IL – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has released its most recent government pension study exposing individual pensions for Rock Island municipal, Moline Municipal, East Moline Municipal, Rock Island County,...
View as PDF Chicago, IL – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has released its most recent government pension study exposing individual pensions for Joliet municipal, Will County, Will County government schools, and Joliet Junior College...
View Release as PDF CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of their updated study of the top pensioners of Illinois state pension funds, including SURS, TRS, IMRF, and GARS. “Illinois leaders,...
View as PDF PEORIA—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study of the pensioners of Peoria municipal and county government, Peoria County government schools, and Illinois Central College....
ROCKFORD—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study of the pensioners of Rockford Municipal government, Winnebago County government, Winnebago government teachers, and Rock Valley College.
“Illinois leaders, Gov. Patrick Quinn (D), Michael Madigan (D), and John Cullerton (D), continue to fail in their duty to taxpayers in Rockford and Winnebago County,” stated Jim Tobin, president of TUA.
An analysis by the Washington-based nonpartisan Tax Foundation found that Joe Biden’s proposal to raise the federal corporate income tax rate to 28 percent would, for most states, increase the combined average top tax...
A study released on March 31, 2021 by the nonpartisan, Washington-based Tax Foundation on Pres. Biden’s so-called “Infrastructure Plan” showed that, if passed, the legislation would make the U.S. corporate rate the highest in the world.
Illinois has been so poorly managed for decades that even Illinoisans now accept the folly of the string of failed politicians and bureaucrats.
In a long history of mismanagement, Chicago bureaucrats have done nearly everything possible to destroy the most magnificent city in the mid-west. Now its future is on the chopping block.
“Illinois Governor Jay Robert ‘J. B.’ Pritzker, probably the most incompetent governor in the history of the state, is crushing Illinois small businesses with his Draconian lockdown measures,” said Jim Tobin, economist and president of Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF). “Yet, despite being the10th most restrictive state, Illinois’ COVID-19 death rate is higher than all of its neighbors.”
View as PDF“The far-left politicians in Blue States who are pushing stricter-and-stricter lockdowns supposedly to contain the COVID-19 virus have an agenda, but their agenda has nothing to do with medicine,” said Jim Tobin,...
The $900 billion spending bill signed into law last week will not create jobs; it is a massive job killer, according to Jim Tobin, economist and president of Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF).
View As PDF “Johns Hopkins published a study on its website, and then the study mysteriously disappeared,” said Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers Education Foundation (TEF). “One has to wonder what ‘they’—whoever ‘they’ may...
After destroying Chicago’s economy with her unconstitutional lockdowns, Lori “Lockdown”
Lightfoot is seeking a projected estimate of a $94 million dollar increase in Chicago’s
property tax. In response, the Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF) has launched an
investigation to see whether the tax increases are justified.
Gov. Jay Robert “J. B.” Pritzker and his allies in the Democrat-controlled Illinois General Assembly are trying to convince voters that their constitutional amendment to the Illinois Constitution, on the November 3 statewide ballot, would create a “fair” graduated state income tax. They make the astonishing claim that taxes would be raised only on those who can afford it, and that middle- and lower-class families would not be adversely affected.