Terry Steczo

“If any name deserves to be dredged up, it is former state repressive Terry Steczo (D) of the 35th district,” said Jim Tobin, economist and president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Steczo stands out because a few decades ago, there were some Democrats who respected taxpayers. He not only broke the mold, but broke it by being one of the greatest taxpayer haters in Illinois history.”

15th Annual Illinois Pension Report

Last year, Illinois taxpayers were funding million-dollar pension payouts for 148,654 retired government employees. That number for our 15th annual pension study has since climbed to 151,391.

Evidence Shows Lockdowns Did Not Reduce Deaths But Did Increase Unemployment

Youyang Gu, whose pandemic model had been quoted recently, has walked back his statement described by Unleash Prosperity Hotline Issue #293 as a “widely cited and wrongheaded analysis a few months ago that found Republican states fared worse in controlling the virus.”

Monster Peotone Airport Boondoggle On Back Burner, Waiting In The Wings

“Our organization, working with local taxpayer activists, has been fighting this hideous boondoggle for decades,” said Jim Tobin, economist and president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Like a bad fungus infection, it never has totally gone away.”

Illinois Politicians Planning To Fortify Union Powers Via State Constitution

“Government employees, whose salaries are paid with taxpayer dollars, generally make more money and have fatter pensions than those in the private sector,” said Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Then, there are some government employees who multiply their incomes by using a legal but slimy technique known as double-dipping.”

New Double-Dipping Outrage: Ex-Hinsdale Official
Collects Pension, Gets New Public Job

“Government employees, whose salaries are paid with taxpayer dollars, generally make more money and have fatter pensions than those in the private sector,” said Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Then, there are some government employees who multiply their incomes by using a legal but slimy technique known as double-dipping.”

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Impact on Taxpayer watchdog

In 1977, Tobin led the first successful property tax strike in modern Illinois history.

In the past four decades, TUA has been victorious in defeating 423 tax-increase referenda, stopping 19 state income tax hikes, and defeating every attempt to enact a graduated state income tax in Illinois since 1992.

Tax Policy across America

TUA’s leadership and members were instrumental in repealing the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988, legislation that increased taxes on all senior citizens, which was the first time a major federal entitlement had ever been repealed.

All combined, TUA has saved local, state, and federal taxpayers more than $200 billion of their hard-earned money since 1976.

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 Jim Tobin

Founder & President

Jim Tobin founded Taxpayers United of America (TUA) in 1976, which has become one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs including ABC, CBS, FOX, WGN and NBC news programs. His tax-cutting activities have been the subject of articles by major media including the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, and the USA Today.

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Matthew Schultz

Director of Social Media and Marketing

Matthew Schultz is Director of Social Media and Marketing of Taxpayers United of America. Matthew graduated University of Wisconsin Whitewater with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree while majoring in Marketing, and minoring in Philosophy. Matthew is a firm believer in limited government, and a strong opponent of taxes.

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Val Zimnicki

Director of Outreach

Val Zimnicki is Director of Outreach for Taxpayers United of America. A political science major and former educator, Zimnicki is a longtime colleague of TUA’s founder, Jim Tobin, and has worked with the organization for most of the past twenty years.