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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Taxpayer's Tab 

Taxpayers Tab: Who Pays Income Taxes?

by Demian Brady, Timothy Howland / /

With the IRS finally releasing data on tax-year 2013, NTUF dives in to uncover who carries the most of our nation's tax burden.
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Policy Paper 

The Case Against a Four Percent of GDP Defense Spending Minimum

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NTUF challenges the long-held notion that the U.S. should spend at least four percent of GDP on defense in a new policy paper, "When More Is Meaningless."
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Research 

The Federal Budget for Refugee Assistance

by Demian Brady / /

Anyone paying attention to the news has heard about the international refugee crisis but few people have probably heard of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the federal agency that oversees the services provided to refugees in the United States. The fir
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Campaign Study 

Miss Any of the Presidential Debates? Here Are Handy Guides to the Candidates' Budget Proposals

by Demian Brady / /

NTU Foundation followed the debates closely to track the spending-related proposals offered by the candidates. And to the extend that they've offered specifics, we show how much that proposal could increase or decrease spending per year. Where informa
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Research 

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015: By the Numbers

by Demian Brady / /

CBO has released a cost estimate for the new Bipartisan Budget Act hammered out between outgoing House Speaker John Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, and the Obama Admin
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Commentary 

The Deal and the Debt

by Demian Brady / /

According to the latest estimate, the Treasury will have less than $30 billion in cash on hand no later than November 3rd. Which means that it will have run out of options to avoid the statutory debt ceiling. Since earlier this year, the bean counters at
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Taxpayer's Tab 

Fiscal Snapshot of Ben Carson's Agenda: Big Cuts, but Several Unknowns

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer / /

Dr. Ben Carson is a retired pediatric neurosurgeon running for the GOP nomination for president in the 2016 election. Running as a political "outsider", his numbers in the polls have surged since the first two televised debates, coming within just a few p
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