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Throwback Thursday: Budget Edition

by Demian Brady / /

Remember this pledge from then-candidate Barack Obama from the 2008 debates? So we're going to have to make some investments, but we've also got to make spending cuts. And what I've proposed, you'll hear Senator McCain say, well, he's
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Balancing the Budget: What It Will Take

by Demian Brady / /

On average, spending is expected to grow by about 5 percent per year. To get the budget close to balance by 2025 without increasing the tax burden, lawmakers need to restrain the growth in spending to about 2.7 percent per year.
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How Resurrecting Ex-Im Could Impact Taxpayers

by Demian Brady / /

The Bank's backers argue that it is good for jobs and balances the global playing field because foreign governments provide similar export subsidies to their native companies. Opponents have singled it out as corporate welfare.
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Jeb Bush's Regulatory Reform Proposal: "Do No Harm"

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer / /

The former Governor of Florida released a plan to ease some of the $1.88 trillion regulatory burden.
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October 1 Marks New Fiscal Year & 200 Days Since Debt Limit Reached

by Demian Brady / /

Thursday October 1 is not only the start of the new Fiscal Year, it will also mark the passage of the fifth straight year that none of the regular appropriations bills have been passed into law. The last time the entire budget was passed without use of an
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Rick Santorum Previews His Flat Tax Plan

by Demian Brady / /

Rick Santorum has vowed to "end the IRS as we know it" and will soon unveil his plan to make that so. While the full details are forthcoming, he provided an overview to an audience in Iowa. The current seven federal income tax brackets would be simplified
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Spending Proposals in the Second GOP Debate

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer / /

NTU Foundation pored over the specifics of the proposals cited by the presidential candidates to calculate the net potential impact on spending.
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Ted Cruz's Presidential Agenda Costs: A Snapshot

by Demian Brady / /

We identified six proposals in Senator Ted Cruz's campaign agenda that could impact spending, including one large spending cut, three spending increases, and two others that could potentially lead to savings but whose net effects are currently indeter
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What Would Donald Trump's Immigration Plan Cost?

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer / /

Businessman Donald Trump continues to lead in the polls as the media spotlight remains focused on his campaign. Trump has been especially outspoken on immigration but only recently has he outlined his plans in a formal policy paper available via his websi
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A Look Back at Governor Huckabee’s 2008 Presidential Campaign Platform

by Demian Brady / /

Mike Huckabee is known as the longest serving Republican governor of Arkansas, a social conservative, and for his former talk shows on cable news and the radio. He ran in the 2008 Republican Presidential primary where he won the Iowa caucuses that January
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