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NTU Urges House to Rein in IRS

by Nan Swift / /

Recent actions on the part of the IRS indicate an agency that has grown increasingly powerful, considers itself to be above the law, and is unable to deal with a growing number of institutional shortcomings.
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NTU Urges House to Support Regulatory Reform Measures

by Nan Swift / /

NTU strongly urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 1155, the "Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act."
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Policy Paper 

How Candidates Can Craft a Winning Tax Policy

by Pete Sepp / /

Candidates should unite around one simple principle: treat all sectors of the economy equally and stop using tax policy to pick winners and losers.
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Commentary 

Legislative Memorandum: Puerto Rico’s Finances

by Pete Sepp / /

To: Members and Staff, United States CongressFrom: Pete Sepp, President, National Taxpayers UnionRe: Practical Guidance on Debt Restructuring for Puerto Rico and Fiscal Reforms
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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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Government Grants Continue to be Misused Without an End in Sight

by Clark Packard / /

In a recent article in The Hill, Dr. Edward Peter Stringham, a professor at Trinity College, makes the case that government grants are being used to peddle certain pre-ordained politically-favored causes. Dr. Stringham uses recent studies on the alleged n
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Can Congress Be Tempted by this Low-Hanging Legislative Fruit?

by Nan Swift / /

For the fifth year in a row, National Taxpayers Union is pleased to offer for consideration 10 "no-brainer" bills - commonsense, bipartisan legislation that would in some way create a change for the better. Faced with a fall calendar packed with potential
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Letters 

Protect Taxpayers, Update E-Mail Privacy Laws

by Pete Sepp / /

Thank you for undertaking the important task of investigating the need to clarify the limits of federal agencies to pry into American's email and update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. (ECPA). This is an issue of major interest to taxpayers and
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Top of To-Do List for Returning Congress: Curb IRS’ Email Snooping Power

by Pete Sepp / /

Think you've read everything about IRS email scandals? Here's one that needs to make more headlines in coming days … and it's not about Lois Lerner. It is, instead, about legislation designed to clarify the limits of the tax agency's powers to pry
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Could Public Lands Benefit from Private Maintenance?

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Before adding more national monuments to the preservation list, government should be sure that it can care for the previously designated monuments in a cost-efficient way.
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