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.
Retired Illinois politicians have become pension millionaires and are getting richer by the day, while Illinois taxpayers lose their jobs, get behind on their mortgages and have trouble paying their bills, according to the most recent study of state pensions by the Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF).
In a video generating thousands of views, Noel lays out his case that Wuhan Flu is overhyped and cannot be stopped until we get herd immunity, and that destroying the economy is a terrible trade for tackling this disease.
View As PDF The gigantic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) may or may not help the struggling U.S. economy, but it is a long-term hidden tax increase in the form of...
The coronavirus damage to Illinois’ already-critically-ill economy could push Illinois state pension debt to over $300 billion, according to a recent study published in Wirepoints. The study’s authors based their calculations on figures from Moody’s Investors Service.
The Washington-based nonpartisan Tax Foundation just released its analysis of state and local sales tax rates, with #1 being worst, and Illinois was a dismal #6.
A recent report from the Washington-based, nonpartisan Tax Foundation reveals that Illinois property taxes not only have an adverse effect on the state’s business tax climate, but that Illinois is one of the worst states in the country using the foundation’s index.
Springfield, IL – Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF) today released its updated study on Springfield municipal pensions, Sangamon County government pensions, including the top 200 pensions in the Teachers Retirement System (TRS), Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), and the State University Retirement System (SURS). Taxpayers United of America (TUA) issued the following statement based on the TEF pension study:
Chicago — Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF) today released the results of its 13th annual Illinois state pensions report.
View as PDF Cato Institute Senior Fellow Randal O’Toole concludes his presentation of his study on Chicago transit, with his recommendations for replacing the system at lower cost. Chicago is well-known for its “L”...