Illinois Tollway Trolls Raking in Lavish Salaries and Pensions

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“Almost doubling cash tolls on the Illinois Tollway system cannot be justified under any circumstances,” testified Christina Tobin, Vice President of Taxpayers United of Illinois (TUA), speaking at the tollway public hearing held in Schaumburg on Tuesday. “While we suffer through the worst recession since the Great Depression, drivers will pay more to funnel cash into the pockets of well-connected contractors, big engineering companies, and excessive salaries and benefits of Tollway administrators.” Read more

Government School Employees and Retirees of Wayne County Revel at Taxpayer Expense

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WAYNE COUNTY–A new report by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that many government school employees and retirees of Wayne County, Illinois receive lavish, gold-plated salaries and pensions that far exceed average annual wages of workers in the private sector.
“These outrageous government-employee pensions are bankrupting the state,” said Jim Tobin, TUA President. “Springfield House and Senate Democrats just temporarily raised the state personal income tax 67%, all $6.8 billion taxpayer dollars of which is being used to fund the state’s lavish retired government employee pension programs.” Read more

Revised “Top 100” IL Gov. Pensions Reveals Astronomical Monthly & Annual Payouts

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CHICAGO–A just-released study by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) of the Top 100 pensions received by retired government employees in Illinois, funded by the state’s pension programs, reveals “absolutely astounding” cash payouts, according to the Vice President of TUA.
“Our study shows that as of April 1, 2011, not only has the number of retired Illinois government employees receiving pension benefits of over $100,000 a year climbed to 5,294, an increase of 22% from June 30, 2010, but that the pension payouts to the top 100 government retirees are astronomical by any standard,” said Christina Tobin, TUA Vice President. Read more