CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) is working with local taxpayer groups to defeat referenda that would bring Home Rule to the municipalities of Winthrop Harbor, Zion, Prospect Heights, Beach Park and Lemont. In addition, TUA is working with local taxpayer groups to repeal Home Rule in Batavia, IL.
“Home Rule is home ruin,” said Jim Tobin, TUA president. “It is a horrible scheme that places taxpayers at the mercy of local politicians.”
“TUA has helped local taxpayers defeat 426 tax increase referenda since 1977.”
“Under Home Rule, property tax caps do not apply, and politicians can not only raise taxes without limit, but they can create new taxes with which to clobber taxpayers. It is about as evil as any political process can get.”
“Our staff will visit these municipalities and pass out flyers urging taxpayers to vote No on establishing Home Rule, and Yes on getting rid of this plague where it already exists on November 6.”
Check out our Home Rule Flyers below.