Category: TEF

The Real Abraham Lincoln

View as PDF By Dennis Constant February 12th is celebrated as Lincoln’s birthday. He is variously called the Great Emancipator, and the President who preserved the Union. However, until Lincoln crushed the states that...

April Fools Take to the Streets of Chicago

View as PDF CHICAGO – Last Friday, April 1, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) orchestrated a mass, one-day pseudo-strike in conjunction with other likeminded activists and unions. Together, they aired a litany of grievances...

Legal Plunder: How Civil Asset Forfeiture Enriches the Police

CHICAGO – Illinois is in the midst of its fifth month without a state budget and the financial situation is becoming increasingly dire by the day, so taxpayers are rightly outraged by the state government’s mismanagement of their hard-earned tax dollars. But if the ongoing budget issues haven’t infuriated the taxpayers of Illinois, then a new report by the Institute for Justice, Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture, should certainly grab their attention…

Illinois Has Become Another Greece

View as PDF CHICAGO—The State of Illinois has become an economic disaster-area just like the country of Greece, according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayer Education Foundation, and for the same reasons. We can...

Why Chicago Bonds Are Junk, in 7 Charts

By Michael Johnston   The Windy City’s financial woes are unlikely to blow over any time soon. Following an Illinois Supreme Court ruling earlier this month, Chicago’s bonds received a downgrade to “junk” status by...