America's independent, non-partisan advocate for overburdened taxpayers.

 

Blog Contributors

Brandon Arnold
Vice President of Government Affairs 

Dan Barrett
Research and Outreach Manager 

Melodie Bowler
Government Affairs Intern 

Demian Brady
Director of Research 

Christina DiSomma
Communications Intern 

Jihun Han
Communications Intern 

Timothy Howland
Creative Content Manager 

Samantha Jordan
Communications Intern 

Curtis Kalin
Communications Intern 

Ross Kaminsky
Blog Contributor 

David Keating
Blog Contributor 

Douglas Kellogg
Communications Manager 

Sharon Koss
Government Affairs Intern 

Michael Liguori
Government Affairs Intern 

Richard Lipman
Director of Development 

Joe Michalowski
Government Affairs Intern 

Diana Oprinescu
Communications Intern 

Austin Peters
Communications Intern 

Kristina Rasmussen
Blog Contributor 

The Late Edition: June 26, 2013


Christina DiSomma
June 26, 2013

Today’s Taxpayer News!

The Chattanooga Free Press reported on the debt-reducing efforts of Congressional members from Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama, based on NTUF’s BillTally report.

ABC News’ The Note blog remarked on President Obama’s new energy agenda (introduced yesterday), adding to the debate a quote from NTU’s Pete Sepp. 

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) is fighting to remove the charitable contribution deduction from the overall limit on itemized tax deductions, meaning taxpayers could soon deduct all charitable giving from their returns!

Consumer spending grew at a slower-than-expected rate last quarter, a development many economists attribute to the increase in the payroll tax. The tax increase took a bite out of money consumers may have had set aside to spend, resulting in the slow growth.


 

Comment on this blog

Nickname
Comment
Enter this word:

User Comments