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Taxpayer's Tab: Will Congress Confront Disability & Debt Ceiling Crises?

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

As part of our ongoing BillTally project, NTU Foundation scored bills this week concerning the looming Social Security funding crisis, the debt ceiling, and freight transportation infrastructure. Meanwhile, Congress continues to debate the details of the Fiscal Year 2016 budget, and we've analyzed some of the options that they'll be considering. And as Tax Day approaches, be sure to check out our recently-updated "Who Pays Income Taxes?" page for a unique look at how much of the federal income tax burden you're paying.


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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: Budget Battles Begin

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The House and Senate GOP have each unveiled their FY 2016 budget proposals, which are likely to be the primary focus of policymakers on Capitol Hill for the next few weeks as they try to agree on a final version to send to the White House.
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Taxpayer's Tab: House, Senate GOP Offer Budget Alternatives

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The FY 2016 budget season is well underway. President Obama started it off last month with the release of his budget request, which outlined a slew of new taxes and even more new spending designed to advance what the White House called "middle class econo
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Senate GOP Releases 2016 Budget Proposal

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The Senate GOP released its Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal for markup today, ahead of a likely vote on the floor next week. It cuts slightly less spending than the House Republicans' budget over the next decade but is markedly different from the Pre
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House Budget Committee FY 2016 Proposal: A Primer

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Today, the House Budget Committee (HBC) released its latest budget proposal, A Balanced Budget For A Stronger America, which aims to "balance the budget, grow the economy, create more jobs and opportunity, save and strengthen vital programs, and ensure ou
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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: New Cap & Trade Legislation

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

In this week's edition of The Taxpayer's Tab, NTU Foundation highlighted the most expensive bill we've scored in the 114th Congress to date.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Debt Tops $18 Trillion As Deadline Approaches

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

April 15 is fast approaching, and you might be wondering how the federal income tax affects taxpayers preparing to file their returns. NTU Foundation has compiled decades of data from the IRS that illustrates how each income tax bracket has changed over t
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D.C. Streetcar's Future Uncertain

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

After traffic incidents, funding concerns, and months of delays, plans to operate a streetcar along 37 miles of track through Washington, D.C. may not be realized.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Who Pays Income Taxes?

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

From the President, Members of the House and Senate, and other advocates for bigger government, there's been a lot of flap about the fairness of our tax system, that the so-called "rich" are not paying their "fair share" in taxes. However, a look at the a
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Senators Lee and Rubio Unveil New Tax Reform Plan

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mike Lee (R-UT) have unveiled a new tax reform plan aimed at simplifying the current system.
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