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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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Sunk by Regulation: Alaska Marine Highway Improvement

by Dan Barrett / /

Buy America regulations cause an infrastructure project between Alaska and British Columbia, Canada to be put on hold.
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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: Presidential Travel and BillTally Updates

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

In the latest edition of The Taxpayer's Tab, NTU Foundation offered an update of our ongoing Presidential travel statistics, announced the winners of our SOTU Price Tag contest, and scored new legislation introduced in the 114th Congress.
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OECD Pushes Redistribution In New Report

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

In December, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a report entitled Trends in Income Inequality and its Impact on Economic Growth, which postulates that redistributive tax policies are necessary to ensure long-term ec
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Presidential Travel Update: Obama Heads to India

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

President Obama is currently making official stops in India and Saudi Arabia. This marks the second time President Obama has visited India and the third time he's been to Saudi Arabia since being elected to office. To date, President Obama has been on
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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: The $41 Billion SOTU

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Every year, the President gives his State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress, and for more than a decade now, NTU Foundation has been scoring the cost of the agenda he outlines in the high-profile speech. This year, President Obama mentio
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The SOTU Responses Had 3 Things In Common

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The GOP and Tea Party each responded to the State of the Union Address by painting a broad vision for America rather than offering laundry lists of specific proposals. There were a few common themes discussed in both speeches.
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SOTU Cheat Sheet: Team Taxpayer Weighs In

by Dan Barrett / /

What are Americans expecting from tonight's State of the Union Address and how much does Team Taxpayer think SOTU will cost?
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