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GAO Identifies 82 Federal Low-Income Programs

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an overview of the 82 different federal programs it counted (including six "refundable" tax credits that you can receive even if you don't have any income tax liability) targeting low-income individu
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GAO: Debt Ceiling Standoff Cost Taxpayers $38 Million

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, delays in debt ceiling negotiations cost taxpayers between $38 million and $70 million in 2013. They recommended three alternative approaches to how lawmakers deal with the debt limit.
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Senate GOP Releases 2016 Budget Proposal

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The Senate GOP released its Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal for markup today, ahead of a likely vote on the floor next week. It cuts slightly less spending than the House Republicans' budget over the next decade but is markedly different from the Pre
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House Budget Committee FY 2016 Proposal: A Primer

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Today, the House Budget Committee (HBC) released its latest budget proposal, A Balanced Budget For A Stronger America, which aims to "balance the budget, grow the economy, create more jobs and opportunity, save and strengthen vital programs, and ensure ou
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