Walls-Tobin For Gov and Lt. Gov.
During the Illinois Primary, 8 million eligible voters did not vote for either Pritzker or Rauner despite them spending a combined $100 million.
Most people are sick and tired of do nothing, tax and spend, Republicans and Dems.
Voters are ready to elect Independent candidates.
Dock Walls and Jim Tobin are Independents with a plan that will move Illinois forward.
Help us to reduce taxes, cut spending, fund education, reform pensions, grow the state’s economy, restore justice, ensure safety, preserve the environment, rebuild our infrastructure, increase mental health services, protect the 2nd Amendment, expand opportunity, and provide the resources and services Illinoisans need and deserve.
William Dock Walls
Dock was born and raised in Chicago. He graduated Chicago Vocational High School in 1975, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Tuskegee University, and was awarded a Jurist Doctor Degree from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law.
Walls served as Confidential Assistant to Chicago’s Beloved Reform Mayor, Harold Washington.
Dock is a businessman and community activist. He has consistently fought the powerful political Machine, including as a candidate for Mayor of Chicago.
James L. Tobin
Jim was born in Chicago, Illinois. He earned a B.A. in economics with a minor in finance at St. Joseph College. Tobin studied American history and earned an M.A. in international economics from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.
On June 27, 1976 Jim founded Taxpayers United of America (TUA) a nonpartisan, 501(c)(4) taxpayer advocacy group.
As an activist and economist Jim works on behalf of taxpayers to reduce local, state, and federal taxes.
Over the last forty years, TUA has saved taxpayers more than $200 billion in taxes and has become one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America.
People Fleeing Illinois
State Employee Retirement System Report 2018
“Like all of the government-employee pension funds in the state, SERS is bound by law to keep unrealistic promises made to government employees, but it is taxpayers who are forced to fund them. For every $1.00 that SERS members deposited into their own pension funds last year, taxpayers were forced to deposit $7.15.”
Tax Watchdog Unveils List Of Whopping Pension Payouts
Rauner Worst Republican Governor in America
This much is clear: Illinois hardly could do worse. It suffers from one of the weakest economies in the nation, with the slowest personal-income growth, low labor-force participation, and distressing levels of manufacturing-job losses. Its tax burden is among the heaviest in the country. It has the lowest credit rating of any state (just a notch above junk-bond status) and the highest level of unfunded pension liabilities (about $250 billion, according to Moody’s). Four of its last ten governors have wound up in prison. “Illinois is worth fighting for,” says Rauner in his new campaign ad — but many of its citizens have chosen to flee. The state has lost population every year since 2014.
How the now feared 'pension intercept' became law. (Hold your nose.) - Quicktake
Under a 2011 law recently taking effect, towns and cities that don’t fund their pensions in amounts that supposedly would get them to 90% funding by 2040 now can have their share of state money intercepted by the Illinois comptroller and given to the pension to make up the shortfall.
How does J.B. Pritzker expect voters to trust him?
“Temporary” state income tax rate increase? Hasn’t Illinois been down the “temporary” road before? J.B. Pritzker is trying to position his tax plan as some sort of favor to the citizens of Illinois. How about no state income tax?
In his quest for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, Pritzker appeared oblivious to the financial toilet Illinois is in. Toyota/Mazda negated building in Illinois because of the financial instability here. Likewise Boeing, headquartered in Chicago, chose to build a manufacturing plant in South Carolina.
Taxpayer Costs Soared as Illinois Public College & University Enrollment Dropped
There’s no question – there’s something wrong with Illinois higher education. While enrollments trended downward, pay and pension benefits spiked upward. Soon, some Illinois colleges may have more staffers than students.
In 2016, the freshman class enrollment at Chicago State University numbered just 86 incoming students. Meanwhile, the university employed 980 staffers. Even after the ratio was exposed, the numbers haven’t sustainably improved. In 2017, just 145 freshmen enrolled at Chicago State, but the university payroll shows 660 employees costing nearly $40 million.
The Illinois tax trick that's years in the making
It's not the sinkhole of pension debt swirling beneath Springfield and communities across the state. It's not the Illinoisans leaving — one every five minutes — to other states, taking their taxable incomes with them. It's not the deck that's been stacked against taxpayers for decades. And of course, it's not that the state's spending is out of control. The problem, they say, is that Illinois does not tax its residents enough.