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Member of Congress Convicted of Corruption Could Be First to Forfeit Pension Perk

by Demian Brady / /

Fattah could be the first convicted Member of Congress to lose his Congressional pension under a reform enacted in 2007.
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Small Businesses Speak: Survey Insights on Regulation & Growth

by Zack Voell / /

Small business owners identify tax regulations and licensing requirements as the two most concerning state and local government policies.
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Obama Travels to Vietnam for His 100th Visit Abroad

by Demian Brady / /

President Obama flew to Vietnam, marking his 100th visit abroad. Total costs so far on this trip for Air Force One are $3,350,195.
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Presidential Travel & Costs to Taxpayers: April Snapshot

by Demian Brady / /

President Obama is on track to have taken the second most trips abroad. The transport costs for this trip are $5.6 million just for Air Force One, which represents a small part of the total cost to taxpayers.
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Throwback Thursday: Federal Debt Edition

by Demian Brady / /

In my previous "Throwback Thursday" post, I looked back at candidate Obama's unfulfilled promise in 2008 that he would cut more than he would spend. This throwback post doesn't go as far back in time, but since the new Fiscal Year started October 1, the f
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Throwback Thursday: Budget Edition

by Demian Brady / /

Remember this pledge from then-candidate Barack Obama from the 2008 debates? So we're going to have to make some investments, but we've also got to make spending cuts. And what I've proposed, you'll hear Senator McCain say, well, he's
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Balancing the Budget: What It Will Take

by Demian Brady / /

On average, spending is expected to grow by about 5 percent per year. To get the budget close to balance by 2025 without increasing the tax burden, lawmakers need to restrain the growth in spending to about 2.7 percent per year.
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How Resurrecting Ex-Im Could Impact Taxpayers

by Demian Brady / /

The Bank's backers argue that it is good for jobs and balances the global playing field because foreign governments provide similar export subsidies to their native companies. Opponents have singled it out as corporate welfare.
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Improper Payments: 124 Programs, $124 Billion

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows that 124 programs across 22 different agencies made $124.7 billion in improper payments in FY 2014. That's up from $105.8 billion in the year before, and represents what GAO calls a "p
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Jeb Bush's Regulatory Reform Proposal: "Do No Harm"

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer / /

The former Governor of Florida released a plan to ease some of the $1.88 trillion regulatory burden.
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