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The Taxpayer's Tab is the weekly newsletter for up-to-the-minute research from the National Taxpayers Union Foundation's BillTally Project.  Each week, NTUF will bring you updates on the week's most and least expensive bills, the ones with the most cosponsors ("the most friended"), and a few bills we've termed Wildcards -- bills that we think you might find interesting.


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Taxpayer's Tab: Rand Paul's Legislative Agenda Marked by Deep Cuts, Flat Taxes

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Ryan McAvoy / /

Rand Paul is the junior Senator from Kentucky and has represented the Bluegrass State since 2011, having previously worked as an ophthalmologist in Bowling Green. His father, Ron, is well known as an outspoken libertarian-minded Congressman from Texas, and also ran for President in 2012 with an agenda to cut spending by nearly $1 trillion.


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Taxpayer's Tab: Bernie Sanders' Legislative Record Reveals $1 Trillion in New Spending

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Ryan McAvoy / /

Bernie Sanders is a self-described Democratic Socialist representing the state of Vermont in the U.S. Senate. He has a long history of public service, having first been elected Mayor of Burlington in 1980 and winning three more terms after that. From 1991
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Taxpayer's Tab: Rubio's Legislative Agenda: $330 Billion in Spending Cuts

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Ryan McAvoy / /

The race for the White House in 2016 is heating up, and the candidates are already touring the country to connect with potential voters and donors. In an increasingly crowded field, candidates need to distinguish themselves by laying out their platforms a
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Taxpayer's Tab: What Would Free Tuition Cost Taxpayers?

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer / /

This week's edition of The Taxpayer's Tab features legislation that would eliminate the cost of tuition at public universities. And, although we did not score any bills in the past week that would specify savings, we did note a pair of proposals that woul
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Taxpayer's Tab: Should Congress Get an Automatic Annual Raise?

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

In this week's edition of the Taxpayer's Tab, NTU Foundation details our latest research on legislation that would impose new taxes on sportswear, address Congressional cost-of-living adjustments, and fund new missile defense programs in Israel. Don't
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Hold the Sugar: Representative Proposes New Tax on Sweet Drinks

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

NTU Foundation has been hard at work in the days leading up to and following Tax Day. In case you missed it, here are some of the policy papers, analyses, and blog posts highlighting our tax-related research.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Tax Complexity Costs $233.8 billion, 6.1 Billion Hours

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

Wednesday, National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) released a new study of tax code complexity in the U.S., finding the economy lost $233.8 billion due to 6.1 billion hours (an estimated value of $202.1 billion) and $31.7 billion in out-of-pocket costs
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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
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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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