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The Late Edition: February 18, 2013

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Today’s Taxpayer News!

NTU opposes the Marketplace Fairness Act, a scheme to tax online purchases. Read the full story from the Daily Comet.

The Aspen Daily News takes a detailed look at a number of the tax tinkering proposals President Obama and the Democrats in Congress are likely to attempt in order to avoid the $120 billion in automatic spending cuts due to set in March 1st.

In honor of President’s Day, take a look at the chart below courtesy of the American Enterprise Institute graphically illustrating the percent of spending increases under the past five presidents. Note: This data was compiled in May of 2012.