LaSalle Co. Tea Party to meet in Ottawa


OTTAWA - The LaSalle County TEA Party will host Jared LaBell, executive director of the Taxpayers United of America organization, at their next meeting on Tuesday, May 23.

LaBell will address the cause behind Illinois’ property taxes, which he believes are far too high, and the ties between taxes and state pension funding. He will discuss how and why he believes our state income tax must go up, citing how Springfield refuses to come to terms with reality by refusing to cut its spending habits and refusing to entertain any “legitimate reform.”

A native of Texas, Labell is a history major who began working for TUA in September 2014 and moved into the role as its executive director in June 2016. His work and interviews have been published by many radio, newspaper and television stations across Illinois and have also been publicized nationally.

The meeting will take place at Pitstick Pavilion, 3401 N. Route 23, Ottawa. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. The pubic is welcome.

About TUA

Taxpayers United of America was founded by Jim Tobin in 1976 and has become one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America. Tobin has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV news programs and his tax-cutting activities have been the subject of articles by major media. Tobin received an M.A. in International Economics from Northern Illinois University and worked for nine years as a Federal Reserve bank examiner, specializing in international finance. He was one of the first economic experts to predict the collapse of Continental Bank and to warn of the dangerous extension of credit by U.S. banks to bankrupt foreign governments. From 1979 to 1999, Tobin taught economics at Elmhurst College. He gained notoriety in 1977, leading the first successful property tax strike in Illinois history.

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