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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, anticipate that the “decision will ultimately result in a resolution being dragged out over a longer period of time, having the administrative costs incurred eat in to the ultimate recovery … .” Even though the PR government is expected to appeal the ruling, taxpayers in the Commonwealth are on edge.


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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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Potential Net Neutrality Regulations Should Not Slow Down Comcast-TWC Merger

by Brandon Arnold / /

President Obama's request that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implement net neutrality regulations has brought another important public policy matter back to the forefront: the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC). The
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Tab Supplemental 3 of 3: The BAKE SALE 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 third of our supplemental posts, we scored H.R. 5417, the BAKE SALE Act of 2
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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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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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10 Bi-Partisan “No-Brainer” Bills Congress Should Pass

by Nan Swift / /

The 113th Congress is about to return from summer recess, and if you believe the hype that this is a "do-nothing" Congress, perhaps you aren't expecting much. Whether that's a fair moniker or not, Congress could do much to dispel it by passing some of the
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