Taxpayer Education Foundation Blog

CIVIC FEDERATION: FRIEND OF BANKS AND STATUS QUO, NOT TAXPAYERS

The Civic Federation, described by the Chicago press as “One of the state’s most prominent tax watchdog groups,” or a “Taxpayer’s watchdog group,” may be a watchdog for banks, large corporations and special interests invested in the status quo, but it certainly is not a watchdog on behalf of taxpayers, according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA)…

Get Out and Vote!

View as PDF Today is the consolidated election in Illinois and we need all taxpayers to get out and vote! There are well over 100 property tax increase referenda across the state and not...

Knox County Government Pensions are Scandalous

View as PDF Galesburg, IL – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has released their most recent government pension study exposing individual pensions for Galesburg municipal, Knox County, Knox County government schools, and Carl Sandburg College...

Abraham Lincoln’s Final Solution

View as PDF As Republicans gather for their annual dinner celebrations honoring the birth of the sixteenth president of these United States, it would serve the public well to reassess the legacy of Abraham...

Chicago Police and Fire Pensions: FAIL

View as PDF CHICAGO – Chicagoans aren’t getting their money’s worth for their police and fire departments, according to Illinois’s largest taxpayer organization, Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Our study of Chicago police and...

25th Anniversary of First Federal Entitlement Repeal

View as PDF Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage and Repeal Act of 1989, the first time a major federal entitlement was repealed. Victory seemed unobtainable for...