Issue Brief 

Where Have All the Corporations Gone?

by Brandon Arnold / /

Despite the repeated efforts of the U.S. Treasury Department, several corporations are taking steps to relocate their headquarters to other countries. Others are considering similar moves. Many of these moves occur in the form of an "inversion," in which
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Taxpayer's Tab 

Taxpayer's Tab: Dueling Budget Visions

by Demian Brady, Timothy Howland / /

The season picks up again this week as Congressional groups begin releasing their own budget blueprints representing their respective policy visions.
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Research 

The House Republican's Budget Blueprint

by Demian Brady / /

Yesterday, House Budget Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) announced the release of "A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America." On the policy front, the House Republican Budget would target duplicative programs, programs whose funding authorizations have expired,
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Campaign Study 

Sean Hannity, Donald Trump, and the Penny Plan

by Demian Brady / /

During the Tuesday, March 8th election coverage on Fox News, Sean Hannity indicated that Donald Trump supports the Penny Plan. Also known as the One Cent Solution, the Penny Plan is a proposal to trim the federal budget by one cent for every dollar spent
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Campaign Study 

Donald Trump's Health Care Reform Blueprint

by Demian Brady / /

Trump's campaign released a 7-point plan to repeal and replace the ACA yesterday ahead of the next debate. The document is really more of a framework or set of guiding principles. Trump intends to let Congress work out the details. Each element of his pla
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Campaign Study 

The Cost of Cruz's Plan to Boost Defense Budget to 4% of GDP

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Rebuilding the military has been a key part of Ted Cruz's agenda from day one of his campaign, but he only recently joined fellow candidates Marco Rubio and John Kasich in making it clear to voters how much he would spend on defense.
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Campaign Study 

The Net Cost of Clinton's & Sanders' Campaign Proposals Featured in the Debates to Date

by Demian Brady / /

During the February 11th debate, the candidates repeated several proposals that they had offered during previous debates and also featured new policies that could have an impact on spending. Secretary Hillary Clinton added seven items to her agenda, five
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Campaign Study 

The Republican Candidates' Spending Proposals in the February 6th Debate

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A review of what the candidates said, and how much their proposals could impact spending.
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Commentary 

President Obama's Déjà Vu Budget Recycles Deficit Spending & Tax Hikes from Previous Budgets

by Demian Brady / /

It is no wonder that that the House and Senate Budget Committees may be reluctant to hold hearings on the President's new budget. Not inviting the White House budget director to testify on the Administration's proposals would break a streak dating
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Campaign Study 

Clinton's and Sanders' Spending-Related Proposals in the February 4th Debate

by Demian Brady / /

A line-by-line analysis of the candidates spending-related proposals offered by the candidates in the debate, and how much they could cost.
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