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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: How Much Could be Raised with Tax Hikes on the Top 1 Percent?

by Demian Brady, Timothy Howland / /

NTUF investigates static analysis of revenues from theoretical tax hikes based on the latest income tax data reported by the IRS.


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Taxpayers Tab: Who Pays Income Taxes?

by Demian Brady, Timothy Howland / /

With the IRS finally releasing data on tax-year 2013, NTUF dives in to uncover who carries the most of our nation's tax burden.
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Fiscal Snapshot of Ben Carson's Agenda: Big Cuts, but Several Unknowns

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer / /

Dr. Ben Carson is a retired pediatric neurosurgeon running for the GOP nomination for president in the 2016 election. Running as a political "outsider", his numbers in the polls have surged since the first two televised debates, coming within just a few p
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Pricing the Proposals in the Democratic Debate

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

On Tuesday night, CNN hosted the first of six scheduled debates between the leading contenders for the Democratic nomination. While much of the focus was on frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the five-person field (all of whom have served in
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Taxpayers Tab: Still Up In The Air

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President Obama returned from his most recent overseas voyage late Tuesday night after spending 6 days in Kenya and Ethiopia. He is now tied with former President Clinton for the most international trips through July in the seventh year of the presidency.
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Taxpayers Tab: John Kasich, Bobby Jindal Analyses

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John Kasich kicked off his campaign for the GOP's Presidential nomination this week during a speech in Columbus, Ohio, making him the 16th Republican to enter the race. Kasich began his career in public service as a member of the Ohio Senate in 1979; in 1
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Taxpayer's Tab: Congress Favors Spending Over Savings

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Ryan McAvoy / /

Since 2008, ten different U.S. municipalities were forced to declare bankruptcy. One of the leading causes of these fiscal crises was inability to cover pension costs for public employees. Many states are also trying to figure out how to finance their unf
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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, an
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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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