Chicago – Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America’s (TUA), has announced that taxpayers will be fighting Home Rule in the Village of Crestwood.
“In the upcoming November elections, wealthy government bureaucrats want voters to approve Home Rule for their communities,” said Tobin. “Home Rule is a disaster. It gives unlimited taxing authority to local bureaucrats to fund their lavish, gold plated pensions. Illinois is broke, because of an unsustainable pension system. Taxpayers must reject Home Rule on the November 3 ballot.”
Click below to access printable versions of the Crestwood flier.
Tobin emphasizes that Home Rule always means higher taxes. “Home Rule means, literally, unlimited taxing power,” said Tobin. “A home rule municipality can create just about any tax under the sun and raise taxes without limit.”
“I call it ‘Home Ruin.’ Why would anyone want to give up the right to vote on property tax increases?”
“Home Rule removes the cap limiting the amount that bureaucrats can increase property taxes. It gives bureaucrats a blank check. How many government bureaucrats would you trust with a blank check bearing your signature?”
Yesterday was a good day for taxpayers. Despite the
naysaying and the heckling from tax thieves, taxpayers have just won a string
of very important victories. Every Home Rule referenda in Cook County was
soundly defeated, along with two government school property increase referenda
in Will County.
“These are all great results,”, said Jim Tobin, president of
Taxpayers United of America (TUA), commenting on the March 17 election. “Our
hard work in Burr Ridge, Westchester, and Lynwood have paid off. Every Home
Rule referendum was trounced by overwhelming majorities.”
“Ever since tax thieves bulldogged a $5,000,000,000 income
tax increase through Springfield, they have pushed for even higher taxes on the
middle class. Taxpayers are furious at these constant tax hikes. Homeowners bristle
at the very idea of another property tax increase.”
“Taxpayers have fled these outrageous taxes in droves, and quite
a few have lost hope. One supporter of TUA went so far as to write me a letter,
telling me to give up, that Illinois is a lost cause. I didn’t give up though,
and neither should anyone else! When it comes to tax increase referenda,
“I have fought tax increases in Illinois for over 40 years.
Including the 3 new Home Rule referenda victories, with the property tax
referenda victories in Peotone and Oswego, we have now racked up 437 taxpayer referenda
victories. Illinois taxpayers are nowhere near out of the fight.”
“I sense a turning point coming in Illinois. Illinoisans are
done with new taxes, but government employees are demanding more The lavish
pensions Speaker Madigan and his cronies have promised are outgrowing the
amount of money they can steal from taxpayers. The only way they can keep the
gravy train rolling is with a graduated income tax increase.”
“The $5,000,000,000 income tax increase was not enough, and neither
is the proposed graduated income tax increase. This ‘Fair Tax’ as called, is
nothing more than thievery. It is in fact an Income Theft Amendment, a graduated
income tax increase on the middle class.”
“Now that the March 17 elections are over, the November 3
Income Theft Amendment is now our major focus. We beat Home Rule, we defeated,
property tax increases, and now we are going to beat back the Income Theft Amendment
as we did before.”
Click here to view our Westchester Vote No Home Rule Flier.
Westchester- Taxpayers handed out flyers in the Village of
Westchester yesterday, informing voters of the dangers of Home Rule.
“Its been a tough fight, but I am confident in a taxpayer victory
in Westchester,” said Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America
(TUA). “Every report I get shows residents fed up with taxes, and unwilling to
deal with any more tax increases.”
“Home Rule is the mechanism bureaucrats use to unleash a flood
of taxes on taxpayers. Home Rule removes Property Tax Caps non-Home Rule
municipalities have, removes the right taxpayers have to vote on tax increases,
and allows local politicians to create new taxes.”
“Moreover, we will start seeing municipalities begin to implement their own income taxes,” said Tobin. “The greedy bureaucrats in Chicago have found a way to use Home Rule to steal even more taxpayer money. If Chicago successfully lobbies Springfield for this power, it will allow every Home Rule municipality to pass an income tax.” “Thankfully, taxpayers are waking up to the heavy tax burden they pay to subsidize lavish government employee lifestyles. I am confident the majority of taxpayers will reject Home Rule on March 17, and will hold firm on any future tax increases like Gov. Pritzker’s Income Increase Amendment. This is the year taxpayers tell the tax thieves enough is enough.”
Taxpayers United Of America: (TUA). is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(4) taxpayer advocacy group. Founded June 27, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois by activist and economist Jim Tobin, TUA works on behalf of taxpayers to reduce local, state, and federal taxes. In the past forty years, TUA has saved taxpayers more than $200 billion n taxes and has become one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America. Check All posts.
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