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Fairness Doctrine Prohibition Bill Highlighted in Latest Taxpayer’s Tab

Dan Barrett
March 10, 2011

Tab Insert

As budget battles loom and entitlement liabilities grow, NTU Foundation is hot on the heels of federal spending proposals. This week’s Taxpayer’s Tab brings you four newly scored bills for your consideration.

One bill making ripples in the political waters is the Cut Federal Spending Act of 2011, sponsored by Senator Rand Paul. To address the projected $1.5 trillion deficit for 2011, Paul proposes cuts across many government departments and agencies -- even defunding the Department of Housing and Urban Development, nine agencies, and seven independent agencies. How much will it save taxpayers? Check out the article in its entirety here.

The latest Taxpayer’s Tab includes the following bills:

  • HR 555, Universal Prekindergarten Act
  • S 162, Cut Federal Spending Act of 2011
  • HR 642, Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2011
  • HR 576, Healthy Children Through School Nutrition Education Act

Do you or anyone you know live in Congressmen Joe Baca (CA-43), Dennis Kucinich (OH-10), or Mike Pence’s (IN-6) district or Senator Rand Paul’s (KY) state? Each of these legislators was mentioned in this week’s Tab. Read up on their proposals and keep a tab on them!

As a bonus, we also highlight a recently posted article by NTUF’s Senior Policy Analyst Demian Brady. The War on Federal Redundancy, featured in The Ripon Forum, addresses why Congress should target duplicative government programs first but quickly and assertively move onto the three 500 pound gorillas, also known as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Check out the whole article here.


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Submitted by John at: February 9, 2012
I love Dennis Kucinich. He's fantastic. Btw, your retirement estimates for Kentucky are fantastically off. Kentucky employees are starving to death these last 10 years, and our retirement is very poor as well. I'd like to see more honesty and accuracy in your estimates.