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The Taxpayer's Tab is the weekly newsletter for up-to-the-minute research from the National Taxpayers Union Foundation's BillTally Project.  Each week, NTUF will bring you updates on the week's most and least expensive bills, the ones with the most cosponsors ("the most friended"), and a few bills we've termed Wildcards -- bills that we think you might find interesting.


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Taxpayer's Tab: Will Congress Confront Disability & Debt Ceiling Crises?

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

As part of our ongoing BillTally project, NTU Foundation scored bills this week concerning the looming Social Security funding crisis, the debt ceiling, and freight transportation infrastructure. Meanwhile, Congress continues to debate the details of the
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Taxpayer's Tab: House, Senate GOP Offer Budget Alternatives

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The FY 2016 budget season is well underway. President Obama started it off last month with the release of his budget request, which outlined a slew of new taxes and even more new spending designed to advance what the White House called "middle class econo
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Taxpayer's Tab: Debt Tops $18 Trillion As Deadline Approaches

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

April 15 is fast approaching, and you might be wondering how the federal income tax affects taxpayers preparing to file their returns. NTU Foundation has compiled decades of data from the IRS that illustrates how each income tax bracket has changed over t
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Taxpayer's Tab: Who Pays Income Taxes?

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

From the President, Members of the House and Senate, and other advocates for bigger government, there's been a lot of flap about the fairness of our tax system, that the so-called "rich" are not paying their "fair share" in taxes. However, a look at the a
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Taxpayer's Tab: Highway Funding Bill Fills Potholes With Taxes

by Dan Barrett, Michael Tasselmyer / /

This week, NTU Foundation scored legislation concerning infrastructure funding, the latest developments in email privacy efforts, and the fiscal impact of a single agricultural program subsidy. In this week's edition of The Taxpayer's Tab, we'll take a lo
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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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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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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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Taxpayer's Tab: 3 Days, $6.8 Million: Obama's India Trip

by Dan Barrett / /

Last weekend, the President was in New Delhi, India as the guest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for that country's Republic Day festivities. The trip marked the second time Obama has traveled to India while in office, and made him the first U.S. Presiden
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Taxpayer's Tab: Obama’s State of the Union Address Would Cost Billions

by Dan Barrett / /

President Obama's "tone-setting" State of the Union (SOTU) Address was intended to hit both sharp and conciliatory chords, but the notes the President struck in between would increase spending by $40.967 billion per year, and none of his proposals would d
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