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The Earmark That Wouldn’t Die

by Nan Swift / /

Last year, taxpayer groups worked to get rid of a decades-old earmark. Now, like something out of a horror flick, the coal provision is back!
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Troubled Littoral Combat Ship Hits another Snag

by Nan Swift / /

News that the newest Littoral Combat Ship broke down at sea comes as no surprise and is extremely disappointing to taxpayers who keep footing the bill for this problematic program.
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Policy Paper 

The Case Against a Four Percent of GDP Defense Spending Minimum

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NTUF challenges the long-held notion that the U.S. should spend at least four percent of GDP on defense in a new policy paper, "When More Is Meaningless."
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Taxpayers Claim Victory over Zombie Earmark

by Nan Swift / /

On Wednesday night, House lawmakers voted to approve an amendment to H.R. 2685, the Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act of 2016, to end the shipment of anthracite coal from Pennsylvania all the way to the Kaiserslautern U.S. military base in Ge
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GAO to DOD: “F-35 Unreliable, Unaffordable”

by Nan Swift / /

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released two reports taking aim at the oft-troubled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The aircraft, intended to fulfill multiple fighting roles across all three branches of the Armed Services, has alre
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If Taxpayers Could Instruct Congressional Budgeters, the Word Would be Discipline

by Nan Swift / /

As Members of Congress meet to hammer out the differences between the House and Senate's Fiscal Year 2016 budget resolutions, much is on the line for America's taxpayers. There are three decisions in particular conferees can make to ensure that the budget
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It Costs $206,377 to Fly Air Force One

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

For some time now, NTU Foundation has tracked the international travel of American presidents and offered whatever insight we can into what it costs taxpayers. New information has revealed that it costs over $206,000 per hour to fly Air Force One in FY 20
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