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Latest Taxpayers Tab: Top Ten Edition
May 17, 2013
This week in the Taxpayers Tab, NTUF sifted through the more than 2800 bills introduced in Congress so far and compiled a list of the 20 we've scored with the largest budgetary impact. The list gives taxpayers a look at the range of spending and savings measures proposed by their Senators and Representatives in Washington.
Legislation on the list includes a $1.16 trillion universal health care proposal from Rep. John Conyers (D-MI). On the other end of the spectrum, Senator Michael Enzi (R-WY) introduced a spending cap bill that offers $99.5 billion in savings.
We've also included an overview of how NTUF scored legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare." The Congressional Budget Office has stated in the past that a full repeal would increase the deficit, but those scores don't offer a complete picture of changes in discretionary spending that could occur if the law is undone. NTUF determined that a full repeal would actually reduce spending by $63.9 billion per year. The discussion is particularly relevant in light of yesterday's vote in the House of Representatives for a full repeal of President Obama's signature health care initiative.
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