CHICAGO—The second Republican “Taxpayer Traitor” David Harris has been named on August 24, 2017, at the headquarters of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), 205 W. Randolph Street, Suite 1305,
The press conference was held after a TUA victory in Illinois House district 65. TUA helped oust Representative Steven A. Andersson from his current district. Representative Andersson was the last tax traitor to be named, and TUA takes rightful credit for ending his run as state representative.
“(Steven A. Andersson) is gone, that’s one down, and eight to go,” said Jim Tobin, TUA President.
Now TUA turns its attention to David Harris of district 53. David Harris was one of the Tax Traitors that sided with Michael Madigan, raising the personal income tax rate by 32% this last July. Shifting pressure onto David Harris, TUA will be utilizing new tactics that were deployed against Rep. Steven Andersson, and will increasing the intensity of their efforts.
“It’s a shame that these Republicans have betrayed their constituents, and Mr. Harris needs to be thrown out of office,” later stated Jim Tobin.
These Taxpayer Traitors have betrayed their constituents and must pay the price. TUA will continue to expose these Republican turncoats until all are gone. It’s time for a massive housecleaning in Springfield!
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Another victory for TUA!
Tax Traitor Steven Anderson (R-65), a key vote in passing the 32% personal income tax increase in Illinois, will not be running for reelection. This comes after being lambasted by our president Jim Tobin and listed a traitor by our organization in Champaign IL. on July 9th 2017 at Bob Redfern’s Illinois Forum. 1 down, 8 more to go!
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CHICAGO—Springfield Democrats enacted the largest permanent income tax hike in the state’s history, raising the personal income tax rate to 4.95 percent from 3.75 percent, and the corporate income tax rate from 7.75 percent to 9.5 percent, but they are just getting warmed up, warned Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). In 2018, Ill. House Speaker and Chicago machine boss Michael J. Madigan (D-22, Chicago), and Ill. Senate President John J. Cullerton (D-6, Chicago), plan on putting on the statewide ballot a proposal to convert the state’s already high income tax to an even higher graduated income tax.
“If put on the ballot, this income tax increase amendment to the state constitution will be presented to Illinois voters, and I can assure you that all state government employees, active and retired, will vote ‘Yes’ on this measure,” said Tobin.
Taxpayers United of America’s executive director, Jared Labell, added, “But sensible Illinois taxpayers will defeat any such proposal if the spend thrift politicians in Springfield attempt to force this disaster upon us.”
“If approved, as with previous state tax increases, almost all of the money will be pumped into the insolvent state pension plans for retired state-government employees.”
“These retired state-government employees are enjoying lavish, gold-plated pensions, while a person in the private sector, who may not have a company pension at all, must scrape by with an average annual Social Security retirement benefit of less than $17,000,” said Tobin.
“Nearly 100,000 Illinois government retirees collect annual pensions totaling $50,000 or more, and 17,000 of those former government employees collect annual pensions totaling $100,000 or more. This is outrageous.”
“These Springfield Democrats need to be taught a lesson. Illinois taxpayers, including those in the Democrat stronghold of Cook County, must call and write their representatives in the Illinois House and Senate and voice their opposition to any further increases in the state income tax. They must tell these highway robbers that if they support changing the state income tax to a graduated income tax, they will be voted out of office,” said Tobin.
Labell concluded, “And if every democrat candidate running for governor continues to advocate for a new disastrous graduated income tax for Illinois, taxpayers will revolt and insure their defeat at the ballot box in 2018.”