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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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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: Travel Update & New Senate Analysis

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

President Obama is wrapping up a week-long trip to Asia & Australia, and NTU Foundation has an update to our ongoing analysis of presidential travel to show how Mr. Obama's travel compares to that of other Chief Executives. Also featured is a rundown
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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: Kansas Senate Race

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The latest NTUF research with a special focus on the Senate race in Kansas. Independent Greg Orman proposed $4.79 billion in new spending, while Republican Pat Roberts would cut the budget by $17.8 billion.
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The CDC, Obamacare, & Ebola

by Dan Barrett / /

Watching the news these days, it's clear that there's a lot of anxiety about Ebola. Nightly news segments speak of the mysterious virus spreading through western Africa, sounding like a chapter of The Hot Zone or a narrative in The Coming Plague. While Co
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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: Mandatory Minimum Sentences

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The latest research from NTUF's BillTally project.
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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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Lift Off: Private Sector Bringing Manned Spaceflight Back to U.S.

by Dan Barrett / /

NASA made a big announcement yesterday that is out of this world: two companies (Boeing and SpaceX) have been selected to ferry humans from earth to the International Space Station (ISS). Boeing has completed all of NASA's testing and will receive $4.2 bi
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Taxpayer's Tab: BillTally Update: Spending Proposals on the Rise

by Dan Barrett / /

At this point, Members in the House have introduced 661 spending bills and 139 cut bills, a ratio of nearly 5 to 1. Senators have authored 437 spending bills and 68 savings bills – that is over 6 increases for each reduction proposed.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Florida's 19th Special House Election: A Budgetary Guide

by Dan Barrett / /

On Tuesday, Republican Curt Clawsonwon the special House election for Florida's 19th District. What does this mean for taxpayers and the federal government's bottom line? NTUF Research and Outreach Manager Dan Barrett says it's hard to tell be
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