Berwyn SD 100 Misleads Voters On Huge Property Tax Increase

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140203_berwynflyer-1BERWYN—Berwyn School Dist. 100 is understating the impact on taxpayers of its property tax increase referenda. This is bureaucratic trickery intended to dupe Berwyn voters into approving the two property tax increase referenda on the March 18, 2014 ballot, according to Jim Tobin, Berwyn resident and President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA).
“The proposed property tax increase for the an average home value of $216,200 would be greater than $1,200 if these 2 referenda were passed. This would be the largest property tax increase in Illinois,” added Tobin.
“Dist. 100 already spends $16,631 per student, higher than the national average of $15,171. Throwing more money at the government schools is not the solution. There is no correlation between school spending and student achievement.”
“How many times are we told, ‘this is for the children’, and yet the only outcome that improves is the wealth of the government school bureaucrats who continually ask us to take a pay cut so they can get a pay increase?”
“Illinois’ property taxes are the second highest in the nation. It is unconscionable that Berwyn homeowners are being asked to pay more than $1,200 dollars a year in additional property taxes.”
“80% of Dist. 100 spending is for salaries and benefits of these government employees, who enjoy higher than average wages, premium health care coverage, nearly iron-clad job security, and lavish, gold-plated pensions.”
Here’s where property tax increases go…

Stanley Fields, SD 100 superintendent gets an annual salary of $204,740. Jane Bagus, SD 100 coordinator enjoys a cushy annual salary of $139,294.

And here’s what government school retirees get paid not to work…

Thomas M. Martinaro, who retired at age 56, receives an annual pension of $136,795, and over a normal lifetime will collect estimated total pension payments of $4,240,137. Raymond Hack, retired at age 59 and receives an annual pension of $106,892. His estimated lifetime payout is a cool $2,530,854.

“Workers in the private sector have seen their company pensions vanish, and will on average get only $14,800 a year in Social Security benefits.”
“Unemployment is still on the rise with a local rate of 9.9% in 2013. Berwyn taxpayers are entitled to keep more of their hard-earned dollars.”
“Dist. 100 teachers and administrators, and their families, will be out in force to pass these two referenda this March 18. I urge all Berwyn voters to tell their families and neighbors about these two property tax increase referenda and to vote ‘NO’ on March 18.

No Property Tax Increase is Temporary for Glenbard SD 87!

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Chicago – “Glenbard SD 87 government bureaucrats are trying to pass a $35 million property tax increase referendum that will keep your property taxes from decreasing when the current bond debt is paid off,” stated Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA).
“While home values have decreased, state income taxes have increased 67%, and Social Security tax has increased 44%, government school bureaucrats insist that you should give them even more money!”
“This is nothing more than a money grab by greedy government bureaucrats who will tax everything they can to prop up their own salaries and pensions. 309 District 87 employees make over $100,000 for less than 9 months a year.
“Illinois already has the second highest property taxes in the country and an unemployment rate of 8.6%. SD 87 government bureaucrats should take the pay cut this time instead of taxpayers. These government bureaucrats enjoy higher than average pay, premium healthcare, early retirement, lavish pensions, and nearly iron-clad job security.”140205_glenbard
“Here is a sampling of SD 87 employees who make over $100,000: 309 total, 3 art, 3 woodworking, 3 drama, 14 Drivers Ed, 4 music, 7 Librarians, 2 nurses, 27 Phys. Ed, 30 Learning behavior specialists, 2 vocal music.”
“So why are taxpayers in Glenbard SD 87 being asked to take yet another pay cut? This is not about the kids. This is about propping up the bloated bureaucracy that sucks wealth away from taxpayers for the purpose of propping up the government school cabal.”
“Taxpayers can download a copy of our flyer at HERE and get the word out to friends and neighbors, that temporary property tax increases can be temporary by voting NO to $35 million more on March 18.”

Village of Rochester to Vote on Home Rule March 18

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140213_rochesterflyer-1“Rochester Village bureaucrats are hoping to strip voters of their right to vote on property tax increases by placing a Home Rule referendum on the March 18 ballot,” stated Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA).
“Rochester government bureaucrats want to raise taxes at a time when we should be cutting taxes. Home Rule is ‘Home Ruin’ because it gives unlimited taxing authority to bureaucrats who just love to recklessly spend other people’s money. Home rule always means higher taxes.”
“This is nothing more than a money grab by greedy government bureaucrats who will tax everything they can to prop up their own salaries and pensions.”
“By increasing or adding taxes to products and services in Rochester, savvy customers will go elsewhere to escape the higher taxes imposed through Home Rule. The last thing Rochester businesses need is to give customers a reason to spend money elsewhere.”
“Voters in Rochester need to vote NO to stop Home Rule and force the village government to live within its means, just like they, the taxpayers, must do.”
“Taxpayers can download a copy of our flyer at and get the word out to friends and neighbors, that they have a chance to retain their right to vote on tax increases by voting NO to stop home rule in Rochester.”



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