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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: H.R. 4239, a bill to provide drought assistance to the State of California and other affected western States

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H.R. 4239, a bill to provide drought assistance to the State of California and other affected western StatesCost Per Year: $153 million ($460 million over three years)California's ongoing drought has brought hardship and harsh conditions to nearly the ent
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Taxpayer's Tab: H.R. 4054, the Promoting National Service and Reducing Unemployment Act

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Earlier this month, the latest employment figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics were released, and the findings were either encouraging or depressing, depending on who you talked to.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Net Interest on the Debt: Two Projections

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In the President's message to Congress about his newly unveiled budget plan, he notes, "We have cut our deficits by more than half since I took office." Yet, the numbers his Administration released show that deficits will persist over the next ten yea
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Taxpayer's Tab: Obama's Unfinished Budget Portrait Still Leaves Taxpayers Wondering, Worrying, Research Group’s Analysis Shows

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Incomplete, inconclusive, and indecipherable -- those three adjectives describe many parts of President Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal and the credibility of the picture it paints for the nation's finances, according to an analysis from
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Taxpayer's Tab: Line-By-Line Florida Special Election Analysis

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To help bring fiscal transparency to Floridians, National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) went line-by-line through debate transcripts and campaign websites to identify each candidate's direct quotes of proposals that could impact spending.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Five Years After Stimulus Enacted, Measures to Extend Spending

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This week marked the fifth anniversary of the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a.k.a., the "stimulus."
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Taxpayer's Tab: Warning to Washington: Stop Overspending

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CBO forecasts that the deficit will start growing again after next year's low of $478 billion not just in dollars but also as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
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Taxpayer's Tab: Obama's State of the Union Address Would Cost $40 Billion

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Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address was one of his longest so far, and the price tag for all those words would add $39.995 billion a year to the deficit, according to National Taxpayers Union Foundation's (NTUF's) 14th line-by-line
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Taxpayer's Tab: H.R. 2638/S. 1271, the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2013

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Check out the Wildcard Bill of the Week section to learn about the measure to bring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau into the normal budgetary process.
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