Peoria Taxpayers Held Hostage by Government Pensions

Jim Tobin, founding President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) was in Peoria July 14 urging the local government to support reform of the Illinois state government pension system. “In April, City of Peoria taxpayers voted overwhelmingly against advisory property tax hikes to pay government employee pensions,” said Tobin. “79.3% of voters said no to raising property taxes for police pensions and 74% of voters said no to a firefighter property tax increase.”

BIDEN’S PROPOSED TOP MARGINAL CAPITAL GAINS TAX RATE WOULD SEND U.S. TAXES THROUGH THE ROOF

If Joe Biden’s proposed tax hike on capital gains is passed into law, the U.S. would wind up with the highest top marginal tax rate on capital gains in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), according to a new report by the nonpartisan Washington-based Tax Foundation.

ILLINOIS NEAR THE BOTTOM OF ALL STATES FOR UNFUNDED GOVERNMENT PENSIONS!

“The inept, hard-left and union-owned administration of Ill. Gov. Jay Robert ‘J. B.’ Pritzker (D) continues to run the once-great State of Illinois into the ground,” said Jim Tobin, economist and president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “While Pritzker and his Springfield goons plot to hit taxpayers with more tax increases, a new report by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) ranks Illinois near the bottom with respect to unfunded pension liabilities for retired government employees.”

PRITZKER ADMINISTRATION PUMMELS ILLINOIS TAXPAYERS WITH ANOTHER GASOLINE TAX HIKE!

View as PDF “Illinois has some of the highest gasoline prices in the country, and these prices are going to be even more outrageous in July, thanks to Ill. Gov. Jay Robert ‘J. B.’ Pritzker,” said Jim Tobin, economist and president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA).

ILLINOIS GOVERNMENT-EMPLOYEE PENSION REFORM WOULD MAKE TAXES LESS RACIST

A report by Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas, covered by the Chicago Tribune, has some very sobering insights regarding local taxes. The first insight is that Cook County property taxes rose 3 times the rate of inflation, indicating increasingly higher property taxes imposed by local government. The second insight is that the demographic category that pays the highest proportional property taxes consists of minority communities. To quote the Tribune, the heaviest weight, meanwhile, falls mostly on “less thriving areas with predominantly minority populations and less broad tax bases.” Finally, the Tribune correctly identifies that the primary driver of these higher property taxes as government-employee pensions.

SJRCA 11, PUSHED BY UNIONS, IS A TAX INCREASE AMENDMENT FOR ILLINOIS RESIDENTS

“SJRCA 11 is really a tax increase amendment to the Illinois Constitution that would cripple Illinois’ economy and make Illinois even more uncompetitive with respect to surrounding states,” said Jim Tobin, economist and president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA).

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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.

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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.

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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.