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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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In Senate, Rand Paul Averaged $484 Billion Spending Reduction Agenda

by Douglas Kellogg / /

During his first two Congresses, 2016 Presidential Candidate Senator Rand Paul (R – KY) proposed savings agendas that would cut $483.8 billion per year, on average, from the federal budget – topping the list of largest net cutters in the Senat
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Taxpayer's Tab: Rand Paul's Legislative Agenda Marked by Deep Cuts, Flat Taxes

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Ryan McAvoy / /

Rand Paul is the junior Senator from Kentucky and has represented the Bluegrass State since 2011, having previously worked as an ophthalmologist in Bowling Green. His father, Ron, is well known as an outspoken libertarian-minded Congressman from Texas, an
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NTU in the News: Roundup

by Alwyn Lansing / /

Today's roundup: The Salt Lake Tribune discusses a new version of the MFA, NTU President Pete Sepp is on a panel about the Tongass National Forest, and also talks to OneNewsNow about the "taxpayer bill of rights."
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Rand Paul's Tax Reform Plan: What It Means

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

On Thursday, Presidential candidate and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) penned an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal that announced how he intends to reform the federal tax code.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Bernie Sanders' Legislative Record Reveals $1 Trillion in New Spending

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Ryan McAvoy / /

Bernie Sanders is a self-described Democratic Socialist representing the state of Vermont in the U.S. Senate. He has a long history of public service, having first been elected Mayor of Burlington in 1980 and winning three more terms after that. From 1991
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Rubio’s Average Fiscal Agenda Would Save $330 Billion (Equal to 4.1 Million “Luxury Speedboats”)

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Senator Marco Rubio's Presidential candidacy has caused some additional focus on his finances. Not to be left out, National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) today released an analysis of Marco Rubio's legislative spending agenda during his Senate term, r
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