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President Signs Equity in Government Compensation Act of 2015

by Clark Packard / /

Last week, President Obama signed S.2036, the "Equity in Government Compensation Act of 2015" sponsored by Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), which was modeled on Congressman Ed Royce's (R-CA) bill that cut the salaries of the top e
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If You Love Something, Tax It Less

by Nan Swift / /

The latest corporate inversion - between Pfizer and Allergan, PLC - is a good reminder that we need reform, not new regulations to keep businesses here.
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Study Finds Highest Ever Average Wireless Taxes

by Clark Packard / /

Earlier this week, Joe Henchman of the Tax Foundation and Scott Mackey of KSE Focus LLP released a study of the tax burdens faced by wireless consumers in 2015. At close to 18 percent, the national average for wireless taxes and fees are at their highest
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Tax Foundation Issues 2016 State Business Tax Climate Index

by Clark Packard / /

Today our friends at the Tax Foundation issued their annual study on state business tax policy. For those interested in state tax policy and competitive federalism, the 2016 State Business Tax Climate Index is an indispensible resource. State lawmakers wo
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Speaker Paul Ryan Taking the Lead on Corporate Tax Reform

by Jenn Fedor / /

As the voice of America's taxpayers we were encouraged by Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-WI) desire to see corporate tax reform achieved in the coming year.
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USPS Releases Bleak Financial Results

by Jenn Fedor / /

Today, the United States Postal Service (USPS) released its financial results for the 2015 fiscal year, highlighting the agency's bleak overall fiscal health. National Taxpayers Union (NTU) President Pete Sepp offered the following statement in reaction t
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NTU Activists Tell South Carolina Public Service Commission to Reject New Cell Taxes

by Jenn Fedor / /

Beginning in the spring, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) warned South Carolina taxpayers that if certain landline telephone companies and politicians have their way, a new tax would be levied on cell phones. Thanks to NTU's members raising their voices, we
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Donald Trump Wrong on Trade

by Clark Packard / /

Freer trade is one of the great pillars of economic prosperity around the globe. By and large, support for free trade has been Republican Party orthodoxy since World War II. Regrettably, this important subject wasn't mentioned during last Wednesday's Repu
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NTU Responds to Small Quarterly Loss at Freddie Mac

by Clark Packard / /

Since 2012, the Treasury has been sweeping the quarterly profits of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This has left the two Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) with little operating capital to cushion against potential losses related to their mortgage portf
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Recapping Louisiana Ballot Measures

by Clark Packard / /

While most state voters go to the voting booth in early November, Louisiana residents decided four consequential ballot measures last Saturday. The results were a mixed bag for taxpayers. On the positive side of the ledger, Amendment 3 failed by 54.3% to
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