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Puerto Rico’s VAT: A Path Forward?

by Dan Barrett / /

The reasons for why Puerto Rico got into its debt mess are many but all is not lost yet. One proposal by local politicians may be able to right the sinking ship, thereby saving residents and all U.S. taxpayers some serious headache. However, what would this new plan do and how would it affect taxpayers?


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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
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SOTU Price Tag Winner: Dylan Grimsled

by Dan Barrett / /

Dylan Grimsled was one member of Team Taxpayer who placed a guess. He was right on the money. His guess of $61 billion in spending increases was one of the closest entry in our SOTU Price Tag contest. We wanted to learn more about Dylan and share his insi
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Speaking of Taxpayers: NTU Spearheads Effort for Tax Reform NOW, & Budget & Revenue Figures!

by Douglas Kellogg, Dan Barrett / /

NTUF's Dan Barrett and NTU's Nan Swift join the podcast to discuss the latest legislation, tax reform bills, and record federal revenues. NTU President Pete Sepp on 68 policy leaders sending a message to Congress to reform the tax code now! Plus,
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SOTU Price Tag Winner: Douglas Abrams

by Dan Barrett / /

Douglas Abrams was one member of Team Taxpayer who placed a guess. He was right on the money. His guess of $40 billion in spending increases was the closest entry in our SOTU Price Tag contest. We wanted to learn more about Douglas and share his insights
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A Budget Revealed, Brought to You by NTU Foundation

by Dan Barrett / /

What kind of federal budget do you want to see? Last week President Obama released his own proposal, calling on Congress to increase public spending to new heights, prop up long-defunct programs and initiatives, and support unprecedented new taxes on job
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Sunk by Regulation: Alaska Marine Highway Improvement

by Dan Barrett / /

Buy America regulations cause an infrastructure project between Alaska and British Columbia, Canada to be put on hold.
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SOTU Cheat Sheet: Team Taxpayer Weighs In

by Dan Barrett / /

What are Americans expecting from tonight's State of the Union Address and how much does Team Taxpayer think SOTU will cost?
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One Week: Start Your SOTU Engines

by Dan Barrett / /

NTU and Foundation are counting down to the moment when the House Sergeant at Arms announces "Mr. Speaker, the President of the United States" for the State of the Union (SOTU). What will President Obama propose? How will his agenda affect your wallet and
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It's that SOTU Time Again

by Dan Barrett / /

As the President, Congress, and the media gear up for the State of the Union on the 20th, you can be ahead of the action! Submit your guess of how much you think the President proposes to change federal spending in his SOTU address.
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