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Will Presidential Contenders Stand Up to Big Ethanol?

by Nan Swift / /

For taxpayers seeking presidential candidates who will tackle reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard, Saturday's Iowa Ag Summit indicated the field might be a bit thin.
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Another Win for Worker Freedom in Wisconsin

by Brandon Arnold / /

This morning, Governor Scott Walker signed Right to Work legislation in Wisconsin. The new law empowers workers with the ability to decide if they want to join a labor union or not. This makes the Badger State the 25th in the nation to adopt such a protec
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Regrettably, Senate Sustains Keystone Veto

by Nan Swift / /

Wednesday afternoon, the Senate came only five votes short of overriding President Obama's veto of S. 1, the "Keystone Pipeline Approval Act." While unsurprising, this is a major disappointment for people who want to see more jobs and increased access to
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Fast Tracked Gas Tax Increase Slows Iowa Taxpayers at the Pumps

by Timothy Howland / /

A swift blow was dealt to taxpayers in Iowa yesterday as Governor Branstad signed a bill in to law to hike gas and diesel taxes by 10 cents a gallon. The increase resulting from Senate File 257 equates to a more than 45% boost in a single year, making Io
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“IP” – It Also Stands for “Innovation Protection”

by Pete Sepp / /

The economic freedom we enjoy as Americans depends on many factors, and National Taxpayers Union is a major player in the most visible ones – a simpler, less burdensome tax system, prudently limited government budgets, transparency in fiscal policy,
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Republican Governors Unwisely Seeking “Sin” Tax Hikes

by Lee Schalk / /

In their recently released budget proposals, two longtime Republican governors, Sam Brownback (Kansas) and John Kasich (Ohio), are taking major risks by pushing for tobacco and alcohol tax hikes.Governor Brownback's plan calls for an tax increase on cigar
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February Fails: Reality vs. Obama’s Broadband Push

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President Obama's call to action on municipal broadband has more local governments trying to jump on a bandwagon that would take taxpayers down a costly road.Throughout the month, NTU will expose a "February Fail" each day showing how government meddling
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House Vote to Repeal Obamacare Imminent

by Nan Swift / /

It's no longer news that Obamacare was sold to the public on a pack of lies. It's time to finally bring them to an end.
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South Carolinians Should Reject Call for New Phone Taxes

by Lee Schalk / /

S277 targets cell phone customers in South Carolina (4.5 million taxpayers and counting) for a higher tax on their monthly bills. The purpose? To provide larger government handouts to landline companies who have seen their customer base shrink rapidly in
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Long-term Solution to IRS Woes: Less to Do, Not More Money

by Douglas Kellogg / /

The National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson released her 2014 annual report this week. Amongst a host of interesting findings, including a wise recommendation to Congress to pass a Taxpayer Bill of Rights, a lead story has emerged: the IRS's woeful customer
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