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GAO Identifies 82 Federal Low-Income Programs

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an overview of the 82 different federal programs it counted (including six "refundable" tax credits that you can receive even if you don't have any income tax liability) targeting low-income individuals, families, and communities. In 2013, obligations for these programs, spread across more than a dozen different federal agencies amounted to $742 billion, 21 percent of all budget outlays that year. 

A significant portion of these costs came from a handful of these assistance programs.


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With Fond Remembrance: David M. Stanley

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With Fond Remembrance and Profound Gratitude: David M. Stanley, Chairman of NTU and NTUF 1928-2015
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Letters 

NTU Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Rein in Fannie and Freddie

by Clark Packard / /

We the undersigned organizations, representing hundreds of thousands of hardworking Americans fed up with government spending and overreach, urge members of Congress to pass H.R. 1673, the "Enterprise Secondary Reserve Taxpayer Protection and Government A
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Podcast 

Speaking of Taxpayers: Washington Times' Kellan Howell

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Kellan Howell, reporter for the Washington Times, joins the podcast to talk about investigating government waste and the making of an outrage! Plus, a First Lady travel update - and the Outrage of the Week!
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An Appreciation: Whitney Ball

by Pete Sepp / /

She wasn't an elected office holder seeking the media limelight, or an academic toiling over the minutiae of some public policy issue. Yet, Whitney Ball had a more powerful and positive impact for the cause of limited government than many of personalities
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News 

NTU in the News: To Safeguard the Military, Congress Must Protect Whistleblowers

by Douglas Kellogg / /

NTU President Pete Sepp and the Project On Government Oversight's Executive Director Danielle Brian write at War is Boring: "As Congress considers raising the debt ceiling yet again this fall, it's essential for taxpayers to know that this money will
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NTU: AFL-CIO Wrong About Currency Manipulation

by Clark Packard / /

Earlier this week, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) sent a letter to Members of Congress stating that "any completed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) must include rules against currency manipulation &ndash
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$15 Minimum Wage Threatens American Economic Prosperity

by Allyson Clawson / /

With the recent debate on minimum wages, left wing groups aren't backing down anytime soon. San Francisco and Seattle have both raised their minimum wages to $15 an hour, beginning a debate about the impact of a drastically higher minimum wage on the nati
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Video: Rising Candidate Bernie Sanders Offered Trillion-Dollar Spending Agendas

by Alwyn Lansing / /

Senator Sanders is now atop polls in the race to be the next President, but taxpayers will know him well for proposing the top spending agenda during every Senate session in which he's served. Watch and learn more! ...
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Speaking of Taxpayers: Joe Biden's Spending, Post Office Struggles, and More!

by Douglas Kellogg / /

A variety of topics from Joe Biden's Senate spending record to the Post Office's wasteful ways are on the docket in this podcast as NTU Federal Affairs Manager Nan Swift joins the show. And of course.... The Outrage of the Week!
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