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Government Grants Continue to be Misused Without an End in Sight

by Clark Packard / /

In a recent article in The Hill, Dr. Edward Peter Stringham, a professor at Trinity College, makes the case that government grants are being used to peddle certain pre-ordained politically-favored causes. Dr. Stringham uses recent studies on the alleged n
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Can Congress Be Tempted by this Low-Hanging Legislative Fruit?

by Nan Swift / /

For the fifth year in a row, National Taxpayers Union is pleased to offer for consideration 10 "no-brainer" bills - commonsense, bipartisan legislation that would in some way create a change for the better. Faced with a fall calendar packed with potential
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Top of To-Do List for Returning Congress: Curb IRS’ Email Snooping Power

by Pete Sepp / /

Think you've read everything about IRS email scandals? Here's one that needs to make more headlines in coming days … and it's not about Lois Lerner. It is, instead, about legislation designed to clarify the limits of the tax agency's powers to pry
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Could Public Lands Benefit from Private Maintenance?

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Before adding more national monuments to the preservation list, government should be sure that it can care for the previously designated monuments in a cost-efficient way.
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NTU Urges Scrutiny of NIH Grant Use

by Clark Packard / /

Earlier this week, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) wrote a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding the possible misuse of grant funds. A recent study written by three University of Florida professors examined whether Illinois' 2009 alco
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A $34,000 Mistake: the IRS and Civil Asset Forfeiture

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

In a process known as civil asset forfeiture, the IRS can take everything in your bank account without ever charging you with a crime. It's difficult to fight back, and unfortunately, it's becoming more common.
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Research Refresher: Special NTUF Paper on the Need for Tax Reform

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Earlier this week, NTU Foundation released a study on the need for fundamental tax reform and what the alternatives to the current system is at the federal level. Check out the summary and be sure to share it with your fellow taxpayers!
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NTUF Policy Paper: Tax Code is Costly, Risky

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

A new study from NTUF shows that not only does the current tax Code's complexity cost taxpayers time and money, it also puts their private information at risk. There are options to reform the system, however, and the study highlights some of them.
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The Need for Tax Reform: Simplicity, Savings, and Security

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The current tax system in the United States is time-consuming, expensive, and intrusive, requiring taxpayers and the government to spend billions of dollars and hours every year in compliance costs. In order to minimize economic losses while protecting ta
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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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