Taxpayer Education Foundation Blog

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...

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...