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NTU Hosts Panel on FTC Threat to Limited Government

by Allyson Clawson / /

Recently, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) hosted a Capitol Hill panel discussion concerning the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and its impact on American taxpayers. The panel was held in conjunction with the release of a new policy paper from NTU Presiden
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NTU Congratulates Florida on Telecommunications Tax Cut

by Elizabeth Dolan / /

The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) would like to congratulate Florida taxpayers on a very deserving triumph. Earlier this week, Florida lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a plan that will lower cable, satellite television and wireless phone taxes. HB33A de
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NTU in the News: Roundup

by Alwyn Lansing / /

SBA loan guarantees for sports cars?! NTU's Pete Sepp cautions against the Small Business Administration's (SBA) backing loans to luxury car dealers such as Lamborghini with taxpayer money. Sepp said, "These are loans the private sector wouldn't make so h
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Did Dodd-Frank Make the Financial Sector Less Stable?

by Clark Packard / /

Upon signing the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) in July of 2010, President Obama declared, "There will be no more tax-funded bailouts -- period." With the five year anniversary of Dodd-Frank quickly approachin
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Fables & Facts: Trade Promotion Authority

by Clark Packard / /

Opponents of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), and trade in general, are using spurious or misinformed arguments in their attempt to dismiss a much-needed tool for expanding market access and economic freedom. The following is a refutation of the more freq
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NTU Praises New ALEC Study

by Elizabeth Dolan / /

National Taxpayers Union (NTU) would like to commend the American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) Center for State Fiscal Reform for the publication of their latest study, State of the States: An Analysis of the 2015 Governors' Addresses. Writte
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Taxpayers Claim Victory over Zombie Earmark

by Nan Swift / /

On Wednesday night, House lawmakers voted to approve an amendment to H.R. 2685, the Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act of 2016, to end the shipment of anthracite coal from Pennsylvania all the way to the Kaiserslautern U.S. military base in Ge
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Policymakers Beware: Bigger Government Burdens on Air Travel Won't Fly with Taxpayers

by Pete Sepp / /

As National Taxpayers Union (NTU) has long reminded policymakers, a middle-class traveler is likely to pay a higher tax and fee burden on an airline ticket (currently over 20 percent) than he or she would face on a 1040 federal income tax return. For this
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NTU Joins Free Market Advocates at Pro-TPA Press Conference

by Allyson Clawson, Elizabeth Dolan / /

On June 10th, National Taxpayers Union participated in a press conference at the Capitol promoting Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation that would provide a "fast-track" mechanism for critical trade deals. The press conference, hosted by our friend
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