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Study from Free-Market Groups Shows How and Why Conservatives Can Reform Pentagon Budget, Offers Range of 100 Savings Options Totaling $1.9 Trillion

by Pete Sepp, Douglas Kellogg / /

Is it possible to defend America's national interests and defend taxpayers' wallets at the same time? According to a joint report released today from the free-market National Taxpayers Union (NTU) and the R Street Institute, the answer is an emphatic "Yes
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Resignation of IRS Commissioner will do Little to Restore Integrity, Fix Problems

by Pete Sepp / /

The pundits are saying the IRS scandal has claimed its first casualty with the resignation of Commissioner Miller; in reality, the casualty list was quite extensive well before his departure. The victims include: would-be participants in the democratic pr
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National Taxpayers Union Hammers IRS, Calls for Reform, More Citizen Oversight in Wake of Scandal

by Pete Sepp, Douglas Kellogg / /

If the power to tax is the power to destroy, so is the IRS's power to deny, delay, and demand endless documentation. In typical Washington, DC fashion, the extent of the damage surrounding the IRS's investigative excesses of conservative organizations is
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Nation's Oldest Taxpayer Group Slams Senate for Sneak Tax Attack on Internet; Girds for House Battle amid Growing Opposition

by Pete Sepp, Douglas Kellogg / /

Despite Majority Leader Harry Reid's statement that he'd back an open debate process on the flawed Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), supporters in both parties managed today to ram through the legislation, which dangerously expands states' tax collection po
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Study for Nation's Oldest Taxpayer Group Identifies Hundreds of Billions in Savings from "New Approach" to Water Infrastructure

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If taxpayers and ratepayers want to avoid unaffordable utility bills and huge liabilities in the not-too-distant future, they must insist now on more competition, oversight, and innovation in the way public officials manage the nation's water and sewer sy
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Senate's Latest Move toward Internet Tax Scheme Threatens to Trample Economy, Constitution, Citizen Group Says

by Pete Sepp, Douglas Kellogg / /

By voting last night to rush passage of a controversial Internet tax scheme, Senate backers of the deceptively-named ‰ÛÏMarketplace Fairness Act‰Û (MFA) drew harsh criticism from the 362,000-member National Taxpayers U
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National Taxpayers Union Study Exposes $241 Billion, 6.7 Billion Hours Lost to Complex Tax Code

by Pete Sepp, Douglas Kellogg / /

Today, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) released its 15th annual study of tax complexity in the U.S., revealing that the tax code now costs the economy a startling $240.8 billion thanks to billions of hours of labor and other expenses lost to a growing and
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Nation's Oldest Taxpayer Group Endorses Bi-Partisan Ethanol Reform Bill

by Pete Sepp, Douglas Kellogg / /

Today, in a letter to Capitol Hill, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) announced its strong support for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act, a bi-partisan measure that would reduce the economically damaging and onerous ethanol requirements for fuel i
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Senate Vote to Advance Internet Tax Scheme is Assault on Taxpayers, Internet Commerce, Citizen Group Declares

by Pete Sepp, Douglas Kellogg / /

By passing an amendment to the Senate Budget Resolution ‰ÛÒ with Republican support ‰ÛÒ to promote legislation giving states vast new tax collection powers, lawmakers have startlingly betrayed constitutional taxpayer protections and put small online busin
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Budget Resolutions Offer Gains, Pains, for Taxpayers, Nation's Oldest Taxpayer Group Says

by Pete Sepp / /

Taxpayers have cause for celebration or consternation, depending on which of this week‰Ûªs two Congressional Budget Resolutions they read ‰ÛÒ and, what parts of each they read. That‰Ûªs the observation of the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union (NTU),
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