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$15 Minimum Wage Threatens American Economic Prosperity

by Allyson Clawson / /

With the recent debate on minimum wages, left wing groups aren't backing down anytime soon. San Francisco and Seattle have both raised their minimum wages to $15 an hour, beginning a debate about the impact of a drastically higher minimum wage on the nati
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NTU Hosts Panel on FTC Threat to Limited Government

by Allyson Clawson / /

Recently, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) hosted a Capitol Hill panel discussion concerning the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and its impact on American taxpayers. The panel was held in conjunction with the release of a new policy paper from NTU Presiden
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NTU President Urges Protections, Simplification, in House Small Business Committee Testimony

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Last week, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) President Pete Sepp testified before the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Small Business during their hearing on "Tax Reform: Ensuring that Main Street Isn't Left Behind."
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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 th
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Report: Regulations to Cost Taxpayers $1.9 Trillion

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Ahead of SOTU, taxpayers should pay attention to how much the President's & the new Congress' proposals will add to the staggering 175,000 pages of federal regulations already on the books -- which a new study found will cost nearly $1.9 trillion
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Six Years Later, TARP Programs Remain Active

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

According to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office, the Department of Treasury is still managing $2.9 billion worth of assets through five non-housing programs in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), and has incurred costs of $37.
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Taxpayer's Tab: A $68 Billion Hit to Your Wallet

by Dan Barrett / /

Yesterday, National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) released a new study that calculated the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD's) recent recommendations for U.S. policymakers would cost American taxpayers over $68 billion
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Public Pension Funds Pay Wall Street Millions

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

To make up shortfalls, public pension funds are relying more on so-called "alternative" investments, which can yield higher returns but are riskier and cost more to manage.
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New Jobs Report Disappoints

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The latest jobs figures are out and though 142,000 jobs were added in August, officials were expecting much more growth. The labor participation rate also dropped to levels comparable to the recession.
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10 Bi-Partisan “No-Brainer” Bills Congress Should Pass

by Nan Swift / /

The 113th Congress is about to return from summer recess, and if you believe the hype that this is a "do-nothing" Congress, perhaps you aren't expecting much. Whether that's a fair moniker or not, Congress could do much to dispel it by passing some of the
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