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Podcast 

“CRomnibus”; Government vs. Sharing Economy w/ ATR’s John Kartch - Speaking of Taxpayers, Dec. 12

by Douglas Kellogg / /

NTU President Pete Sepp helps break down the "CRomnibus" spending package, and the challenges with last minute budgeting. Americans for Tax Reform's John Kartch joins the podcast to discuss the state of the sharing economy and attempts by governments to stop these innovations. Plus, the Outrage of the Week! 


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Blog 

“Cromnibus” Decreases Spending, But Leaves Taxpayers Wanting More

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Despite significant flaws, the FY15 spending package is moving in a direction that taxpayers will be relieved to discover: it decreases spending by $11.1 billion relative to last year. Colloquially termed the "cromnibus," the bill contains an omnibus that
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Blog 

Only One Pro-Internet Sales Tax Senator from a Competitive State Survived 2014

by Douglas Kellogg / /

With Senator Mary Landrieu's defeat last weekend in a runoff election, Mark Warner (who barely scraped through a closer-than-expected race) will be the only Senator who voted for the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), from a competitive state, in the 114th C
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Blog 

Postal Regulatory Commission Moves on from Jet-Setting Leader

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You may recall seeing stories about Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) Chairman Ruth Goldway going on taxpayer-financed trips to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and Doha, UAE, among other hot spots – while also racking up $18,000 in travel expenses on her of
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Podcast 

NDAA Breakdown; Media Matters Attacks NTU - Speaking of Taxpayers, December 5

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In this jam-packed episode of "Speaking of Taxpayers" NTU Federal Affairs Manager Nan Swift co-hosts and takes down Media Matters' poor logic on ethanol mandates. Special guest Ethan Rosenkranz of the Project On Government Oversight offers insight int
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Blog 

NTU In the News: Online sales tax bill is bad for consumers and small business

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NTU Executive Vice President explains why the Marketplace Fairness Act's $360 per family cost would dampen holiday cheer in the Sacramento Bee.
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Blog 

Tax Extenders Deal a Mixed Bag for Taxpayers

by Brandon Arnold / /

The House is about to consider a $44.7 billion bill that would retroactively reinstate for one year dozens of expired tax relief provisions. While National Taxpayers Union is normally strongly supportive of tax relief, this particular package is a mixed b
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Blog 

Wind Power Production Tax Credit Not Quite Dead Yet

by Nan Swift / /

Despite a multi-year push to finally eliminate the cronyist wind power production tax credit (PTC), taxpayers are once again facing an all-too-familiar prospect. After months of wrangling, thanks to Senate torpor, the wind PTC will be folded into a packag
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Press Release 

John Tillman Joins National Taxpayers Union Board

by Douglas Kellogg / /

National Taxpayers Union (NTU) and National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) are very pleased to announce John Tillman has joined the organizations' Board of Directors. Currently CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, Tillman brings a wealth of experi
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Podcast 

NFIB’s Luke Wake Discusses the Legal Attack on TABOR; NTUF Finds OECD Recommendations Would Cost $68B - Speaking of Taxpayers, Nov 21

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Left-leaning interests are trying to use the courts to take down the Taxpayer Bill of Rights in Colorado, which would not only jeopardize taxpayer protections around the country, but the ballot initiative process in and of itself. NTUF Director of Researc
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