Pension Reform

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

Gov't School Employees and Retirees of Oak Park Revel at Taxpayer Expense

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OAK PARK–A new report by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that many government school employees and retirees of Oak Park school districts receive lavish, gold-plated salaries and pensions that far exceed average annual wages of workers in the private sector.
“These outrageous state-funded government-employee pensions are bankrupting Illinois,” said Jim Tobin, President of TUA. “Springfield House and Senate Democrats just temporarily raised the state personal income tax 67%, all $6.4 billion taxpayer dollars of which is being used to fund the state’s lavish retired government employee pension programs.” Read more

Government School Employees and Retirees of Wilmette SD 39 Revel at Taxpayer Expense

WILMETTE–A new report by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that many government school employees and retirees of Wilmette School District 39 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, President of TUA. “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

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