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Former TUA Executive Director Announces his Run for Chicago Mayor

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William J. “Bill” Kelly, columnist and political activist, is jumping into the race for Mayor of Chicago.
“Bill has been fighting on behalf of taxpayers as long as I have known him. He was our executive director back in the ‘90’s,” stated, Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA).
“It will be a while before all of the players in this race shake out, but we can be sure that Bill will keep it interesting. He will turn over every rock under which Rahm and any other bureaucrat will try to hide their dirt.”
William J. Kelly will formally announce he is running for Mayor of Chicago against incumbent Rahm Emanuel at a June 20th televised town hall and fundraiser at the Palomar Hotel, 505 N. State Street in Chicago.

Get Out and Vote!

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Today is the general primary election in Illinois and we need all taxpayers to get out and vote!
There are well over 100 property tax increase referenda across the state and not a single one of them should pass! Remember that about 80% of local taxes go to salaries and benefits of government employees so it’s really not about the children; it’s about propping up the fat salaries of the bloated government.
Of particular concern, are the following:
Rochester, IL – Vote No on Home Rule! Home Rule gives government bureaucrats the right to raise or create new taxes without limit and without taxpayer approval. Home Rule always means higher taxes.
Berwyn South SD 100 – Vote No on 2 property tax increase referenda that would raise property taxes by about $1,200 a year!
Glenbard SD 87 – Vote No on the $35 million property tax increase referendum. 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!
Johnsburg SD 12 – Vote No on the $41 million property tax increase that was put on the ballot after the district bureaucrats raised property taxes 1.7%, the maximum the law allows without a vote.
Huntley Park District – Vote No on the $19 million property tax increase for indoor turf fields.
Kane County – Vote No on the controversial referendum that will add a new taxing jurisdiction that will benefit not for profit organization who put the measure on the ballot for their own benefit. Not only is this suspect, but it may be criminal because it seems they may have used taxpayer money to fund the initiative.
Our referenda battles have been getting great press coverage. Here is the latest story and our comments in…
https://www.taxpayersunitedofamerica.org/press/my-suburban-life-district-87-officials-local-parent-group-seek-support-for-35-million-referendum
And you can listen to our interview with WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller…
https://www.taxpayersunitedofamerica.org/press/cbs-chicago-kane-county-property-tax-referendum-draws-opposition
Please vote for the Tax Accountability endorsed candidates that we need to win in November…
Governor, State of IL: Bruce Rauner
US Senate Representing IL: Jim Oberweis
U.S. House Representing the 3rd Congr. District of IL: Diane M. Harris
U.S. House Representing the 9th Congr. District of IL: David Earl Williams, III
U.S. House Representing the 11th Congr. District of IL: Ian Bayne
Every vote is important in the local elections. You can bet that the government employees will be out in force to vote for the property tax increases that prop up their salaries and benefits. Get out there and protect your income by defeating the property tax increase referenda!
Polls have been open since 6 am and will close at 7 pm.
Jim Tobin

Tax Accountability Endorses Bruce Rauner in Illinois’ Gubernatorial Primary

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Chicago – Tax Accountability (TA) has announced its candidate endorsements for the March 18, 2014 primary election.

“I am proud to announce endorsements of such qualified candidates in these critical races,” said Jim Tobin, Chairman of TA.
“Illinois is at a pivotal point and without strong leadership, the very economic future of the state and every taxpayer is at risk.”
General Primary March 18, 2014
Governor, State of IL: Bruce Rauner
US Senate Representing IL: Jim Oberweis
U.S. House Representing the 3rd Congr. District of IL: Diane M. Harris
U.S. House Representing the 9th Congr. District of IL: David Earl Williams, III
U.S. House Representing the 11th Congr. District of IL: Ian Bayne
Bruce Rauner is a successful businessman and strong leader with the fiscal experience to save Illinois from its history of failed and criminal leadership. Bruce has pledged to repeal the 67% state income tax increase surcharge and to perform a complete overhaul of the State’s tax policies to simplify and eliminate the corporate welfare that burdens individuals and small businesses.
Jim Oberweis has been a strong leader in the Illinois State Senate and a successful businessman who understands that tax-and-spend policies destroy our economy and prosperity. Jim has pledged not to raise taxes or impose any new taxes, directly or indirectly.
Diane M. Harris has a solid record of achievement both personally and professionally. Diane has a lifetime of community service and commitment to restoring integrity to Illinois politics. Diane has pledged not to raise taxes or impose any new taxes because of her commitment to responsible spending and respect for taxpayers’ personal wealth.
David Earl Williams, III has established himself as a strong leader and achiever. David is a veteran of the US Navy where he managed a multi-billion dollar budget. David is committed to restoring personal and economic freedom to Illinois and the country and has pledged not to increase or add new taxes.
Ian Bayne is a self-made, successful businessman who has fought hard to achieve the American dream. His fight has highlighted the need for government reforms that restore the power to the people. Ian has also pledged to protect taxpayers from any new or increased taxes.
“Every one of these candidates exemplifies the principles of Tax Accountability by standing on a platform of personal and economic freedom and have pledged to implement policies that increase freedom and reduce taxes.”
“2014 will be a pivotal year for Illinois. Taxpayers are fed up with the corruption, cronyism, and abuse they have suffered at the hands of a long list of career politicians who see Illinois taxpayers as the source of their own personal wealth. The time is right. These candidates have what it takes to win and to lead Illinois back to a vibrant, prosperous, and free economy.”

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TA is the political action arm of TUA – TUA is one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America.

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