Category: TEF

ITEF Comment Vol. XIII Issue 8

ITEF Comment Vol. XIII Issue 8

Federal Reserve Helps Finance Spending And Wars With Hidden Inflation Tax The President and his friends in Congress are free to spend literally trillions of dollars on military ventures and pork barrel projects, and,...

ITEF Comment Vol. XIII Issue 7

ITEF Comment Vol. XIII Issue 7

Raising Illinois State Income Tax Is Political Kiss-of-Death Illinois politicians usually get away with small tax hikes, but raising the Illinois state income tax has proven to be a political kiss-of-death. State legislators and...

ITEF Comment Vol. XIII Issue 6

ITEF Comment Vol. XIII Issue 6

Illinois Taxpayers Beat Back State Income Tax Increase 14 Years In a Row June 30, 1989, is a date that remains indelibly etched in the memories-and wallets-of Illinois taxpayers. That was the day of...

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ITEF Comment Vol. XIII Issue 5

No “Revenue Crisis” As Total State Revenue Climbs $2.8 Billion In FY 2007 For the fifth year in a row, since ITEF began tracking state revenue, total Illinois state revenue is up from the...

ITEF Comment Vol. XIII Issue 4

ITEF Comment Vol. XIII Issue 4

Proposed State Income Tax Increase Will Not Cut Deficit, Only Increase Pension Benefits Total Illinois state revenues increased four billion dollars for fiscal year ending June 30, 2006. As the late U.S. Senator Everett...

ITEF Comment Vol. XIII Issue 3

ITEF Comment Vol. XIII Issue 3

Blago’s Proposed Trojan Horse Tax a Blueprint For Disaster I have been fighting taxes since 1976-thirty one years-and each time, when I think I have seen it all, the tax-raising politicians in Springfield come...

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ITEF exposes the Big ‘Revenue Crisis’; Lie

A little more than halfway into Fiscal Year 2007, the state has already raked in approximately a half-billion more in tax revenue than it had by this time last year. According to ITEF’s examination...

ITEF Comment Vol. XIII Issue 2

ITEF Comment Vol. XIII Issue 2

State Tax Revenue On The Rise For 5th Straight Year But Tax Hogs Want More A little more than halfway into Fiscal Year 2007, the state has already raked in approximately a half-billion more...

ITEF Comment Vol. XIII Issue 1

ITEF Comment Vol. XIII Issue 1

Groups Pushing For Income Tax Increase Will Benefit At Taxpayers’ Expense The beat of the drum grows louder and louder calling for massive state income tax and sales tax increases. Almost every day a...

ITEF Comment Vol. XII Issue 7

ITEF Comment Vol. XII Issue 7

Flawed Commercial Club of Chicago Study Draws Erroneous Conclusions From Incorrect Data CHICAGO – A flawed report just released by the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club, described as “[A]n invitation-only group of about...