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Savings from School Voucher Programs are Stacking Up

by Lee Schalk / /

A new study on existing voucher programs tells a compelling narrative that both taxpayers and elected officials should pay attention to.


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NTU President Pete Sepp's Extended Interview with Radio Host Jim Blasingame

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National Taxpayers Union President Pete Sepp joined JIm Blasingame, the Small Business Advocate, for a discussion of NTU's latest Rating of Congress - and Congress' mixed performance - they also ventured into "No Brainer" bills Congress has failed
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Podcast 

The Growing Problems with our Tax Code; James K. Glassman on G20 - Speaking of Taxpayers, Sept. 20

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Pete & Doug discuss the risks of maintaining our current tax system with NTUF's Michael Tasselmyer, who's authored a new analysis on the subject. Plus, James K. Glassman, former Undersecretary of State and current Visiting Fellow at AEI discusses
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Commentary Podcast 

"Strengthening the G20's Membership" Study Conference Call

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The complete conference call for the NTU-sponsored paper "Strengthening the G20's Membership" by James Glassman and Alex Brill. Their analysis shows how the current G20 includes economic outliers that do not make sense if there are logical standards f
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Inside NoVA: Arlington taxpayers’ group laments latest ratings of local delegation

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Excellent work from the Arlington County Taxpayers Association (ACTA) as their work spreading the results of NTU's latest Rating of Congress appeared in Inside NoVA yesterday.
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Policy Paper 

Strengthening the G20’s Membership

by Alex M. Brill, James K. Glassman / /

Featuring a foreword by NTU President Pete Sepp.
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Blog 

Smoking Rates, Smuggling on the Rise in the Big Apple

by Lee Schalk / /

Despite the ungodly cigarette tax rates in New York City, the number of smokers in the Big Apple has reached 1 million people for the first time in years, according to the latest findings from New York City's Department of Health. Hate to say we told you
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Blog Podcast 

NTU’s Rating of Congress - Speaking of Taxpayers, September 19

by Douglas Kellogg / /

NTU Executive Vice President Brandon Arnold talks about NTU's annual Rating of Congress - and the Senate's dismal performance. NTUF's Dan Barrett discusses space exploration options and a new reality show that will feature a pair of Senators.
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Vote Alert 

“YES” on H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act.

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act. This legislation is a common sense package of much-needed energy reform policies that will lower costs for consumers and incre
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Press Release 

National Taxpayers Union’s Annual Scorecard Shows A Failing Senate and a House Divided

by Douglas Kellogg / /

(Alexandria, VA) – Harry Reid's Senate failed taxpayers in 2013 as Senators registered a median score of just 17 percent on National Taxpayers Union's (NTU's) 35th annual Rating of Congress, the most thorough assessment of the Legislative Branch's f
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