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Improper Payments: 124 Programs, $124 Billion

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows that 124 programs across 22 different agencies made $124.7 billion in improper payments in FY 2014. That's up from $105.8 billion in the year before, and represents what GAO calls a "persistent, government-wide issue."


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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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Congress Reconsiders Spending Caps in Long-Term Budget Deal

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Caps enacted in 2011 have significantly slowed spending and deficits, and will continue to do so in the future -- if Congress decides to keep them.
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BCA Caps and American Household Debt

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Government deficits have been reduced significantly since BCA caps were enacted, which means less debt on the average American's plate.
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Trump's Tax Plan: An Overview

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Donald Trump's campaign announced his tax reform plan today, which it claims will reduce taxes on the middle class, simplify the tax code, and "grow the American economy" and adding a "huge" number of jobs while remaining revenue neutral.
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Don't Forget: Beyond Shutdown Threat, Debt Ceiling Looms

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Beyond the immediate budget controversy, the President and many Members of Congress are seeking a way to bust through spending caps they agreed to just a few years ago.
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GOP Candidates Offer Military Spending Proposals

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

During last week's GOP debate, much of the policy focus was on issues related to foreign policy and national defense. Nearly every candidate had something to say about how they would utilize and/or expand the military as Commander in Chief.
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When Politicians Talk, What Does It Cost You?

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Last week's GOP debate was over three hours long. Here's what candidates did with that time -- in dollar figures.
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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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BCA Caps Saved Nearly $9,000 Per Household

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The BCA caps have lead to $1.3 trillion in spending cuts compared to what the Administration had proposed just before they were enacted.
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