CTA Redline Scam

Does Chicago have $2.3 billion to spend on anything? That’s the price of extending the Red Line from 95th Street to 130th Street, a distance of 5.6 miles–almost $411 million per mile. Much of this money, about half, must come from federal funding that has not yet been approved.


Ill. Gov. Jay Robert “J. B.” Pritzker (D) and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) are planning new economy-crushing lockdowns because they are addicted to power and micromanaging peoples lives, according to Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA)


Chicago–In an historic victory for taxpayers, Ill. Gov. Pritzker’s income theft amendment, the proposed change in the Illinois Constitution to usher in a graduated income tax, was defeated. “Every taxpayer victory is important for Illinoisans, but of all our victories, this one was the biggest,” said Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA).

Reminder: vote NO by Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is officially election day, and is the last chance to tell Illinois Governor “J.B.” Pritzker and House speaker Mike Madigan that enough is enough. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3rd.

Northbrook’s Massive Government Employee Pensions

Government teacher salaries and pensions are too rich for even the wealthiest taxpayers, according to Illinois’ most tenured tax fighter, and president and founder of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), Jim Tobin

Roselle’s Pension Scam

Roselle- “It’s unconscionable that taxpayers are footing the bill for excessively generous salaries and pensions and finding those they hire put their children in the hands of unscrupulous administrators and predatory teachers and coaches,” stated Matthew Schultz, executive director of Taxpayers United of American (TUA).

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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that increased taxes on all senior citizens, which was the first time a major federal entitlement had ever been repealed.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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Our Staff


 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.


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.


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.