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Feb 10, 2015, 09:57 ET 68 Policy Leaders Issue Letter to Congress Urging Comprehensive Tax Reform Now

National Taxpayers Union (NTU) President Pete Sepp and a broad group of 68 policy leaders and advocacy groups from across the country, today wrote...


Jan 29, 2014, 16:11 ET Obama's State of the Union Address Would Cost $40 Billion, Says National Taxpayers Union Foundation

Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address was one of his longest so far, and the price tag for all those words would add $39.995 billion a...


Oct 11, 2013, 11:13 ET New Grassroots Campaign to Congress: Don't Deal Away Budget Caps!

As the President and Congress negotiate on the debt ceiling and funding the government, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) has launched a new...


Sep 12, 2013, 15:12 ET New Poll Shows Dislike of Internet Sales Tax across Demographic, Partisan Lines

 A new survey commissioned by National Taxpayers Union (NTU) and the R Street Institute finds that the American people overwhelmingly oppose...


Jun 04, 2013, 15:16 ET Free Market Groups' Study Shows How Conservatives Can Reform Pentagon Budget; Offers 100 Savings Options Totaling $1.9 Trillion

Is it possible to defend America's national interests and defend taxpayers' wallets at the same time? According to a joint report released today...


Feb 14, 2013, 16:20 ET Taxpayers, Businesses, and Economy Will Suffer Under New Internet Sales Tax Bill, Citizen Group Warns

 Valentine's Day couldn't be a worse occasion for Members of Congress to jilt consumers, businesses, and the U.S. Constitution, but they are...


Dec 12, 2012, 17:15 ET 185 Economists Warn Congress: "Fiscal Cliff" Tax Hikes Risk Economic Damage

As Washington remains engaged in a war on words over the impending "Fiscal Cliff," an open letter from 184 leading economists released today is...


Oct 02, 2012, 10:47 ET Line-by-Line Analysis of Brown, Mandel Campaign Platforms Shows $110 Billion Difference in Federal Budget Plans

 Ohio Senate candidates Sherrod Brown and Josh Mandel continue to stress their policy differences on the campaign trail, but how do their words...


Sep 12, 2012, 17:44 ET Nearly $100 Billion Separates Kaine's, Allen's Federal Budget Agendas, According to Analysis of Virginia Senate Hopefuls' Platforms

 The National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) has released candidate studies revealing the bottom line net cost of all the campaign proposals...


Jun 14, 2012, 15:56 ET Study Calls for Replacing Four Members of the G20, Including Argentina and Indonesia

New Membership System Would Make International Financial Organization More Effective, More Accountable to Taxpayers The Group of 20, the...


May 08, 2012, 10:44 ET 101 Economists Warn: Overzealous Anti-Trust Investigation of Google Threatens Consumer Choice and Market Innovation

 Today, the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union (NTU) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and other key policymakers, signed by...


Apr 05, 2012, 10:30 ET Taxpayers' Defenders Still Swamped by Spenders, Citizen Group's Scorecard of Congress Shows

 Hard-charging conservative lawmakers helped to boost pro-Taxpayer Scores for both the House and Senate, but even they had a hard time...


Mar 08, 2012, 12:28 ET As Government Probe of Online Companies Continues, Poll Shows Americans Highly Satisfied with Search Options, Skeptical of Regulation

When it comes to accessing the Internet, adults across America feel they have many options, and are strongly opposed to government regulation of...


Nov 17, 2011, 13:44 ET Conservative Groups Team Up to Stop Sugar Bailouts

As November 23rd approaches, the Congressional Super Committee is considering jamming agricultural subsidies into their budget recommendations....


Sep 23, 2011, 14:15 ET Fifteen Conservative Groups Tell Congress: Enact Federal Whistleblower Protections Now!

"Whistleblower protection is taxpayer protection" – that's the message headlining an open letter to Congress released this week, which is...


Jul 29, 2011, 17:40 ET Beware of Fiscal Potholes in Congress's Latest "Main Street Fairness Act," Taxpayer Group Warns

Contrary to its name, legislation introduced today called the "Main Street Fairness Act" contains many unfair provisions that will adversely...


Jun 13, 2011, 16:09 ET Has the New House Majority Backed Bigger Spending Cuts?

NTUF Study of Bill-Writing Has Clues Have Members of the new House of Representatives brought a big enough axe to chop the federal deficit down...


May 04, 2011, 09:13 ET National Taxpayers Union Launches Million Dollar Campaign to Fight New Energy Taxes

The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) has launched a $1.25 million television, radio, and online advertising campaign to oppose new energy taxes...


Apr 18, 2011, 18:26 ET U.S. Tax System Imposes Billions in Lost Hours, Hundreds of Billions in Lost Dollars, Citizen Group's Annual Study Shows

If time is money, our complex tax system is costing Americans plenty of both. By the most recent estimates, the complexity of the Tax Code costs...


Apr 04, 2011, 15:10 ET "Taxpayers' Friends" Surged but "Big Spenders" Still Splurged, Citizen Group's Nonpartisan Scorecard Finds

Even with many stellar performances from "Taxpayers' Friends," a huge chorus of "Big Spenders" belted out a tune of costlier government, according...


Mar 15, 2011, 17:03 ET Study: Sharpest Rise in Budget-Cut Legislation in 12 Years, Yet Spending Still Ruled in 111th Congress

Even though the 111th Congress saw a sharp rise in authorship of bills to cut federal spending, legislative activity to boost federal expenditures...


Feb 16, 2011, 11:51 ET Obama's Budget Has Less Ax - and More Tax - Than Meets the Eye, Think Tank's Analysis Finds

President Obama's latest budget plan relies more heavily on new revenues, rosy economic assumptions, and accounting shifts than many taxpayers...


Jan 26, 2011, 15:27 ET Study: State of Union Proposals Would Boost Spending Over $20 Billion; Many Items too Vague to Estimate

Taken together, the fiscal policies President Obama outlined in his State of the Union (SOTU) address would increase federal expenditures by more...


Jan 12, 2011, 13:20 ET Nation's Oldest Taxpayer Group Slams Illinois Assembly's Tax-Hike Vote; Predicts Fiscal, Economic Quagmire

Today's enactment of a 67 percent personal and a 46 percent business tax hike, on top of earlier passage of a controversial tax on online...


Dec 06, 2010, 18:04 ET Study: Incoming House GOP Committee Chairs Have Legislative Agendas to Cut Budget an Average of $41 Billion

Will the new House Republican majority get the budget back in the black? Some interesting clues are offered in a National Taxpayers Union...