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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: Iowa Election Focus

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

NTUF releases new study of Ernst, Braley campaign agendas.


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The CDC, Obamacare, & Ebola

by Dan Barrett / /

Watching the news these days, it's clear that there's a lot of anxiety about Ebola. Nightly news segments speak of the mysterious virus spreading through western Africa, sounding like a chapter of The Hot Zone or a narrative in The Coming Plague. While Co
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VIDEO: How Congress Would Spend Your Money: A BillTally Review

by Dan Barrett / /

NTU Foundation just released a video on the findings and insights of the BillTally First Session report, which found that Congress might be up to business as usual and proposing spending increases and bigger budgets. However, with thousands of bills score
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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: Mandatory Minimum Sentences

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The latest research from NTUF's BillTally project.
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Research Refresher: Special NTUF Paper on the Need for Tax Reform

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Earlier this week, NTU Foundation released a study on the need for fundamental tax reform and what the alternatives to the current system is at the federal level. Check out the summary and be sure to share it with your fellow taxpayers!
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Tab Supplemental 1 of 3: The National Care Corps Act

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

As NTUF continues to improve our new website and The Taxpayer's Tab, Foundation staff brings you the latest BillTally research and commentary on the proposed spending. In the first of our supplemental posts, we scored H.R. 5288, the National Care Corp
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NTUF Policy Paper: Tax Code is Costly, Risky

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

A new study from NTUF shows that not only does the current tax Code's complexity cost taxpayers time and money, it also puts their private information at risk. There are options to reform the system, however, and the study highlights some of them.
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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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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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