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NTU Joins TCS-Led Coalition Letter to House Budget Committee

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On behalf of the undersigned organizations and our combined memberships, we urge you to draft a fiscal year (FY) 2016 Budget Resolution that maintains the budget caps and savings promised to taxpayers under the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011.


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Blog 

Puerto Rico’s VAT: A Path Forward?

by Dan Barrett / /

The reasons for why Puerto Rico got into its debt mess are many but all is not lost yet. One proposal by local politicians may be able to right the sinking ship, thereby saving residents and all U.S. taxpayers some serious headache. However, what would th
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Puerto Rican Debt Primer: Causes and Solutions

by Dan Barrett / /

Because of over-spending and relying on a possible federal bailout, Puerto Rico is saddled with over $70 billion and recently was denied restructuring rights under Chapter 9 bankruptcy rules. Bondholders, who expect to receive returns on their investments
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Podcast 

Speaking of Taxpayers: NTU Spearheads Effort for Tax Reform NOW, & Budget & Revenue Figures!

by Douglas Kellogg, Dan Barrett / /

NTUF's Dan Barrett and NTU's Nan Swift join the podcast to discuss the latest legislation, tax reform bills, and record federal revenues. NTU President Pete Sepp on 68 policy leaders sending a message to Congress to reform the tax code now! Plus,
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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: Presidential Travel and BillTally Updates

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

In the latest edition of The Taxpayer's Tab, NTU Foundation offered an update of our ongoing Presidential travel statistics, announced the winners of our SOTU Price Tag contest, and scored new legislation introduced in the 114th Congress.
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Presidential Travel Update: Obama Heads to India

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

President Obama is currently making official stops in India and Saudi Arabia. This marks the second time President Obama has visited India and the third time he's been to Saudi Arabia since being elected to office. To date, President Obama has been on
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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: The $41 Billion SOTU

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Every year, the President gives his State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress, and for more than a decade now, NTU Foundation has been scoring the cost of the agenda he outlines in the high-profile speech. This year, President Obama mentio
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The SOTU Responses Had 3 Things In Common

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The GOP and Tea Party each responded to the State of the Union Address by painting a broad vision for America rather than offering laundry lists of specific proposals. There were a few common themes discussed in both speeches.
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The State of the Union Isn't Dead

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

While we may already know some of what the President will speak about on Tuesday night, taxpayers shouldn't ignore the agenda he puts forth as it will almost certainly entail more federal spending and taxes.
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Report: Regulations to Cost Taxpayers $1.9 Trillion

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Ahead of SOTU, taxpayers should pay attention to how much the President's & the new Congress' proposals will add to the staggering 175,000 pages of federal regulations already on the books -- which a new study found will cost nearly $1.9 trillion
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