Campaign Study 

Hillary Clinton’s Agenda – Senate Spending Spree

by Demian Brady / /

While Hillary Clinton's most recent stint as Secretary of State seems to be the focal point of scrutiny as she launches her Presidential campaign, there is much taxpayers can learn about her policy proclivities from her time in the Senate.Although Clinton
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Blog 

Representative Hastings Wants a Pay Raise

by Demian Brady / /

Congressional pay is in the news again. Under current law, the base salary for Members of Congress is $174,000. Representatives and Senators are eligible for an automatic annual salary adjustment based on changes in the government's Employment Cost Index.
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Five Percent of Enrollees Account for Half of Medicaid's Cost

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

A new report from the Government Accountability Office shows that a small share of Medicaid recipients represent nearly half of the program's cost.
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There's a Federal Program for That: The History of Russian Smoking

by Demian Brady / /

Last year NTU Foundation wrote about a World Health Organization meeting in Moscow, Russia. WHO – which is getting $114 million from the U.S. this year – convened the gathering to push a plan encouraging countries to increase taxes on tobacco
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Taxpayer's Tab 

Taxpayer's Tab: Should Congress Get an Automatic Annual Raise?

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

In this week's edition of the Taxpayer's Tab, NTU Foundation details our latest research on legislation that would impose new taxes on sportswear, address Congressional cost-of-living adjustments, and fund new missile defense programs in Israel.Don't forg
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Taxpayer's Tab 

Hold the Sugar: Representative Proposes New Tax on Sweet Drinks

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

NTU Foundation has been hard at work in the days leading up to and following Tax Day. In case you missed it, here are some of the policy papers, analyses, and blog posts highlighting our tax-related research.
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A Fast-Growing and Alarming Problem: Taxpayer Identity Theft

by Demian Brady / /

As if all the time, expenses, and energy spent digging through the 209 pages of Form 1040 instructions, hunting around for receipts, and double checking all the numbers to make sure you've filled out your taxes properly wasn't onerous enough, many taxpaye
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Tax Day Is Here: What Taxpayers Need To Know

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

One of NTU Foundation's primary goals is to offer taxpayers the information they need to better understand the federal tax system. Over the years we've gathered countless data points, written dozens of reports, and tracked thousands of pieces of l
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It's Tax-plicated: Complexity Rising with Obamacare Burden

by Douglas Kellogg / /

This year's new analysis of tax complexity from National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) found some startling lead figures: a $234 billion cost to the economy due to 6.1 billion lost hours of productivity and $32 billion spent out-of-pocket to comply wi
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