Campaign Study 

The January 17th Democratic Presidential Debate: Billions & Trillions of New Spending

by Demian Brady / /

The candidates in their own words: a line-by-line analysis of the spending-related proposals made by the candidates in the January 25th candidate debate.
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Campaign Study 

An Overview of Christie's Entitlement Reforms: Five-Year Outlay Savings

by Demian Brady / /

Chris Christie released a detailed 11-point plan with reforms for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Disability Insurance. He has stated that it would save $1 trillion. We don't dispute that the long-term savings would be significant. However, long-
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Campaign Study 

The Cost of the Proposals in the January 14th Republican Debate: Defense, Obamacare, & Lots of Unknowns

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An analysis of what the candidates proposed in the debate, and how much those proposals, where the candidates were specific, would impact spending.
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Research 

New CBO Deficit Outlook Paints Even Grimmer Picture than Last Year’s Dismal Forecast

by Demian Brady / /

Despite record levels of tax revenues, spending will continue to outpace federal income, but at a faster rate than in the last projection, coming in $1.56 trillion higher over the period from FY 2015 to 2025 than in the August outlook.
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State of the Union Analyses 

$17 Billion Annual Price Tag for Obama's SOTU Wish List, But Details Lacking on Most of His Proposals

by Demian Brady / /

President Obama started his final State of the Union address by saying he would "go easy" on the traditional list of proposals, then laid out a rather traditional wish list of over twenty new spending-related initiatives. The price tag of his proposals am
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State of the Union Analyses 

President Obama's Final State of the Union Speech

by Demian Brady / /

President Obama will give his final State of the Union (SOTU) address this evening. Normally, Presidents use this nationally-televised speech as an opportunity to set the agenda for the coming year and to highlight a wish list of items that will be includ
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Campaign Study 

Carson's Flat Tax Proposal

by Demian Brady / /

Shortly after formally jumping into the race for the White House, Dr. Ben Carson floated the idea of an across-the-board flat tax, which he described as similar to a biblical "tithe," meaning that the rate different people pay would be in proportion to th
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Campaign Study 

The Cost of the Proposals in the December 19 Democratic Debate

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Clinton, O'Malley, and Sanders had a combined total of 41 proposals that could impact spending. What did they say and how much could it all cost?
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Taxpayer's Tab 

Taxpayer's Tab: How Much Could be Raised with Tax Hikes on the Top 1 Percent?

by Demian Brady, Timothy Howland / /

NTUF investigates static analysis of revenues from theoretical tax hikes based on the latest income tax data reported by the IRS.
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Blog 

Throwback Thursday: Federal Debt Edition

by Demian Brady / /

In my previous "Throwback Thursday" post, I looked back at candidate Obama's unfulfilled promise in 2008 that he would cut more than he would spend. This throwback post doesn't go as far back in time, but since the new Fiscal Year started October 1, the f
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