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Nation's Oldest Taxpayer Group: U.S. Tax Complexity Is Civil Liberties Crisis, Costs Americans Billions in Lost Dollars & Hours

by Pete Sepp, Douglas Kellogg / /

Our complex tax system continues to be one of the most expensive in the world, costing the American economy $228.4 billion and 6.38 billion hours per year; combined with recent Congressional legislation, it threatens to become a full-blown civil liberty c
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Government Imposed Broadband Schemes Trap Taxpayers, Sap Competition, Study Warns

by Pete Sepp / /

Local officials continue touting government-backed municipal broadband networks, but hard experience shows that the illusory benefits are far outweighed by the very real liabilities to taxpayers and the economy. That‰Ûªs the conclusion of a new Policy Pap
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Taxpayers‘ Defenders Still Swamped by Spenders, Citizen Group‘s Non-Partisan Scorecard of Congress Shows

by Pete Sepp / /

Hard-charging conservative lawmakers helped to boost pro-Taxpayer Scores for both the House and Senate, but even these heavy-lifters had a hard time overcoming the tax-and-spend crowd in Congress, according to the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union‰Û
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National Taxpayer and Free Market Nonprofits Announce New Joint Venture

by Pete Sepp / /

Five nationally known groups that favor spending restraint have announced their intention to close, April 1, 2012, on a 1,000 acre farm in downstate Illinois. The Heartland Institute, Citizens Against Government Waste, the National Taxpayers Union, Americ
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Outrage of the Week!: First Solar Buys Own Panels with Govt. Funding

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If you guessed First Solar bought its own solar panels with taxpayer dollars, you win! Unfortunately the prize is another bill from the federal government...
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Nation's Oldest Taxpayer Group Launches Campaign to "Stop the Health Care O-pocalypse" Joins Broad Coalition to Repeal 2010 Law

by Pete Sepp, Douglas Kellogg / /

Today, the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union launched a grassroots campaign to raise awareness about the flaws of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) – and engage citizens to push for its repeal – entitled "Stop the He
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Nation's Oldest Taxpayer Group Supports Cap on Wasteful Farm Subsidy

by Pete Sepp, Douglas Kellogg / /

Today, the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union (NTU) endorsed the ‰ÛÏRural America Preservation Act of 2012‰Û introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA). The legislation would limit the annual per-farm commodity subsidy to $250,000 a year, and close
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As Government Probe of Online Companies Continues, Poll Shows Americans Highly Satisfied with Search Options, Skeptical of Regulation

by Pete Sepp, Douglas Kellogg / /

When it comes to accessing the Internet, adults across America feel they have many options for doing so, and are strongly opposed to government regulation of online search functions. Those are the primary findings of an IBOPE Zogby International poll comm
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As Presidential Contenders Cite Fiscal Ratings from Citizen Groups, National Taxpayers Union Offers Clarification on Its Scorecard Results

by Pete Sepp, Douglas Kellogg / /

During last night‰Ûªs debate among Republican Presidential candidates, several citizen groups‰Ûª congressional scorecards entered the spotlight including the National Taxpayers Union‰Ûªs (NTU‰Ûªs) annual Rating of Congress. In order to provide the most co
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Obama's Business Tax Reform Plan Sends Mixed Messages, Nation's Oldest Taxpayer Group Says

by Pete Sepp, Douglas Kellogg / /

With some helpful steps, more than a few harmful ones, and still others with an unclear impact, taxpayers are likely to be confused about the direction President Obama's business tax reform plan hopes to take. That's the assessment of the 362,000-member N
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