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Congress Begins Fight against Obamacare’s Menu Labeling Mandate

by Elizabeth Dolan / /

One of the many burdensome parts of the President's health care law is a mandate requiring menu labeling. In implementing this provision, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established a rigid 400 page, one-size-fits-all rule demanding that restaurant
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The IRS Continues to Trample on Americans’ First Amendment Rights

by Elizabeth Dolan / /

The IRS is under heavy fire from Capitol Hill once again, but the barrage might best be described as a defensive measure to protect taxpayers. House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and 20 members of the Committee recently ca
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House Takes Lead in Fight Against Nanny State

by Nan Swift / /

For the third Congress running, the House passed the REINS Act (Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny) with bipartisan support, 243-165. NTU has been a long-time supporter of the legislation and issued a key-vote alert ahead of today's floor
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Obama’s Kenya Flights Cost $6 Million, Tie Him for Most Total International Trips

by Douglas Kellogg / /

New data from National Taxpayers Union Foundation's (NTUF's) study of Presidential travel, "Still Up in the Air", found Obama has spent 161 days abroad during his presidency on 41 international trips.
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Consumers Win as FCC Approves AT&T-DirecTV Merger

by Elizabeth Dolan / /

Late last week, the FCC approved the consumer-friendly merger between one of the nation's largest wireless carriers and the largest satellite TV provider. AT&T's $48.5 billion procurement of DirecTV creates a combined business possessing around 26 mil
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House Committee Acts to Reduce Taxpayer-Backed $4 Million Salaries

by Clark Packard / /

Taxpayers were outraged to learn that the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently approved massive salary increases for the top executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Prior to June 30, 2015, the CEOs at Fannie and Freddie each made a generous sa
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Wisconsin Fails to Buck Taxpayer-Financing for New Stadium

by Alwyn Lansing / /

The Wisconsin State Senate approved a deal yesterday by a 21-10 vote that would approve taxpayer financing for a new arena for the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, and now the proposal will move to the Assembly.
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New Study: Increased Cigarette Taxes Lead to More Teen Smokers?

by Elizabeth Dolan / /

It is true that fewer American teens smoke cigarettes today than 20 years ago and taxes on tobacco products have increased, but a new study finds that these trends lack correlation. A recent working paper by Benjamin Hansen, Joseph Sabia and Daniel Rees,
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Michigan Wisely Curbs Film Program Subsidies

by Allyson Clawson / /

National Taxpayers Union (NTU) applauds Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who recently signed a law ending state incentives for the film industry. House Bill 4122 ends Michigan's ill-conceived film incentive program ostensibly designed to grow the state's mo
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HBO's John Oliver on Stadium Financing Fiascoes

by Alwyn Lansing / /

On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver talked about stadium financing, which has long been a costly issue for taxpayers.
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