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The Debate’s Bottom-Line: What Would GOP Hopefuls’ Fiscal Proposals Save or Spend?

by Douglas Kellogg / /

During last night's hectic GOP debate in Ohio, a number of proposals and ideas that would have an effect on the federal budget were offered by the ten candidates on stage. National Taxpayers Union Foundation's (NTUF's) researchers are actively tracking th
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Video: GOP Presidential Candidate Spending Analysis Breakdowns

by Alwyn Lansing / /

Six candidates for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination have served in Congress, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), and former Rep. John Kasich (R-OH).
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Taxpayers Tab: Still Up In The Air

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President Obama returned from his most recent overseas voyage late Tuesday night after spending 6 days in Kenya and Ethiopia. He is now tied with former President Clinton for the most international trips through July in the seventh year of the presidency.
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Obama’s Kenya Flights Cost $6 Million, Tie Him for Most Total International Trips

by Douglas Kellogg / /

New data from National Taxpayers Union Foundation's (NTUF's) study of Presidential travel, "Still Up in the Air", found Obama has spent 161 days abroad during his presidency on 41 international trips.
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Taxpayers Tab: John Kasich, Bobby Jindal Analyses

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John Kasich kicked off his campaign for the GOP's Presidential nomination this week during a speech in Columbus, Ohio, making him the 16th Republican to enter the race. Kasich began his career in public service as a member of the Ohio Senate in 1979; in 1
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Economists Stress Need for Tax Reform at DC Event

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Economists gathered at an event in DC this past week to discuss why tax system reform is needed and how it could be done.
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A Look Back at Governor Huckabee’s 2008 Presidential Campaign Platform

by Demian Brady / /

Mike Huckabee is known as the longest serving Republican governor of Arkansas, a social conservative, and for his former talk shows on cable news and the radio. He ran in the 2008 Republican Presidential primary where he won the Iowa caucuses that January
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Jim Webb’s Legislative Agenda in the Senate

by Demian Brady / /

A few weeks ago, Jim Webb announced his intent to seek the Democratic nomination in the 2016 race for the White House. As a marine he served in the Vietnam War and was honored for his heroism. After earning his law degree at Georgetown, he worked on the
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GAO: Debt Ceiling Standoff Cost Taxpayers $38 Million

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, delays in debt ceiling negotiations cost taxpayers between $38 million and $70 million in 2013. They recommended three alternative approaches to how lawmakers deal with the debt limit.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Congress Favors Spending Over Savings

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Ryan McAvoy / /

Since 2008, ten different U.S. municipalities were forced to declare bankruptcy. One of the leading causes of these fiscal crises was inability to cover pension costs for public employees. Many states are also trying to figure out how to finance their unf
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