TUA’s executive director, Jared Labell, was interviewed by Sam Krevlin of the Daily Northwestern last week to discuss Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s (D-IL) newly proposed legislation in Congress, the Fairness in Taxation Act.
Her bill would raise federal income tax rates to a range of 45 to 49 percent for income over $1 million. Everything the government has is stolen, regardless of the rate, and no matter who is the target of its theft.
Our 501(c)(4), Taxpayers United of America, was incorrectly identified as a conservative advocacy group. TUA is a nonpartisan taxpayer advocacy group.
One of those opposing the bill is Jared Labell, executive director of the conservative advocacy group Taxpayers United of America, who said taxing the rich will end up hurting the entire economy. The American public already feels overtaxed and has little trust in the government to use taxpayer dollars effectively, he said.
Labell said the government should focus on cutting its spending. The easiest way to encourage social mobility, Labell said, is to keep money in the pockets of Americans.
“At a time when the public is pretty upset with government leaders both at the federal and state level, the idea of taking more money from the private sector and giving it to the government is not going to go over very well,” he said.
Taxpayers United of America’s president, Jim Tobin, spoke with WJPF news radio’s Tom Miller on the Morning Newswatch Thurs. Jan 26, 2017.
They discussed the Illinois state budget, the proposed multibillion-dollar income tax hike, government pensions, TUA’s history of tax-fighting, Governor Rauner’s time in office so far, and more!
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Chicago, IL — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) delivered his third State of the State address to the Illinois General Assembly today, which attempted to strike a hopeful tone in the face of the monumental financial burdens plaguing the state.
“All of us – Republicans, Democrats, and everyone in between – have a moral obligation to work together to bring change. We together can return Illinois to a place of hope, opportunity, and prosperity,” remarked Rauner at the close of his speech.
But all is not sound in Illinois. The state government is broken.
Taxpayers United of America (TUA) stands with taxpayers, no matter what political party is in power, and TUA will continue to push for systemic change to the operations of the Illinois state government.
“Once again, Gov. Rauner stood before the Illinois General Assembly and tried to outline both the progress made since he took office, as well as the obstacles immediately before us,” said Jared Labell, executive director of TUA.
“However, speeches are not going to solve Illinois’ disastrous financial crisis or lessen the tax burden on its residents.”
“Legislators should vote on behalf of the interests of taxpayers, not their fellow government employees. Illinoisans want their very real and mounting concerns over the state’s financial situation addressed, not ignored for another few decades.”
“TUA opposes the proposed multi-billion dollar income tax hike floated recently by the Senate leadership of the Illinois General Assembly. We will champion the interests of the taxpayers of Illinois and continue to oppose the state government’s spendthrift policies,” said Labell.
Gov. Rauner will deliver his budget address to the Illinois General Assembly on February 15.
Taxpayers United Of America: (TUA). is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(4) taxpayer advocacy group. Founded June 27, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois by activist and economist Jim Tobin, TUA works on behalf of taxpayers to reduce local, state, and federal taxes. In the past forty years, TUA has saved taxpayers more than $200 billion n taxes and has become one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America. Check All posts.
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