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Puerto Rico’s VAT: A Path Forward?

by Dan Barrett / /

The reasons for why Puerto Rico got into its debt mess are many but all is not lost yet. One proposal by local politicians may be able to right the sinking ship, thereby saving residents and all U.S. taxpayers some serious headache. However, what would th
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It Costs $206,377 to Fly Air Force One

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

For some time now, NTU Foundation has tracked the international travel of American presidents and offered whatever insight we can into what it costs taxpayers. New information has revealed that it costs over $206,000 per hour to fly Air Force One in FY 20
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Taxpayer's Tab: $35 Billion in Federal Workforce Cuts

by Dan Barrett, Michael Tasselmyer / /

NTU Foundation recently scored legislation concerning federal education funding, the latest developments in the ongoing Puerto Rican debt crisis, and the ever-expanding federal civilian workforce. In this week's edition of The Taxpayer's Tab, we'll take a
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Puerto Rican Debt Primer: Causes and Solutions

by Dan Barrett / /

Because of over-spending and relying on a possible federal bailout, Puerto Rico is saddled with over $70 billion and recently was denied restructuring rights under Chapter 9 bankruptcy rules. Bondholders, who expect to receive returns on their investments
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SOTU Price Tag Winner: Dylan Grimsled

by Dan Barrett / /

Dylan Grimsled was one member of Team Taxpayer who placed a guess. He was right on the money. His guess of $61 billion in spending increases was one of the closest entry in our SOTU Price Tag contest. We wanted to learn more about Dylan and share his insi
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Taxpayer's Tab: America's Tax System: Complex, Convoluted, and Costly

by Dan Barrett, Michael Tasselmyer / /

With just about two months until Tax Day, those taxpayers who have already started work on their 1040s or 1099s are likely feeling the strain from America's overly-complicated tax system. Last year's onerous requirements were highlighted in National Taxpa
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SOTU Price Tag Winner: Douglas Abrams

by Dan Barrett / /

Douglas Abrams was one member of Team Taxpayer who placed a guess. He was right on the money. His guess of $40 billion in spending increases was the closest entry in our SOTU Price Tag contest. We wanted to learn more about Douglas and share his insights
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A Budget Revealed, Brought to You by NTU Foundation

by Dan Barrett / /

What kind of federal budget do you want to see? Last week President Obama released his own proposal, calling on Congress to increase public spending to new heights, prop up long-defunct programs and initiatives, and support unprecedented new taxes on job
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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: A Tax & Spend Mess

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal last week, and the plan it sets forth for the nation's fiscal future should concern taxpayers who are worried about mounting federal debt and deficits.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Tax & Spend Mess

by Dan Barrett, Michael Tasselmyer / /

National Taxpayers Union Foundation's (NTUF's) new analysis of President Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget reveals a fiscal blueprint that only exacerbates America's deficit and debt problems while also proposing to hit taxpayers with a plethora of new taxe
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