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TCS Analysis of President’s FY2015 Budget

March 04, 2014

TCS Analysis of President’s FY2015 Budget TCS staff will be combing through the President's budget over the next several hours and days.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Official TCS Comments on Farm Bill Implementation

April 11, 2014

Taxpayers for Common Sense submitted comments to the Federal Register concerning the Department of Agriculture's implementation of the... Read More

Press Releases

New report details effective tax rates and various tax breaks used by the Oil & Gas industry

April 10, 2014

Taxpayers for Common Sense's new report, “Understanding Oil and Gas Tax Subsidies,” offers a detailed review of the suite of tax subsidies the oil and gas industry receives. ... Read More

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Summary of Senate Finance Committee’s Tax Extenders Package

April 03, 2014

Summary of Senate Finance Committee’s Tax Extenders Package On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) released the version of the tax extenders package that the... Read More

Our Take

Energy Tax Extenders in Senate EXPIRE Act

April 03, 2014

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) released the version of the tax extenders package that the... Read More

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High Tech Border Tower Boondoggle Resurrected

March 24, 2014

High Tech Border Tower Boondoggle Resurrected The long-delayed contract for Integrated Fixed Towers (IFTs) along the southwest border was awarded late in February. To remind those who... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Re: Public Input on National Defense Authorization Act

March 20, 2014

Letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Re: Public Input on National Defense Authorization Act TCS asks Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee to open committee’s consideration of the Pentagon spending bill... Read More

Press Releases

Backlog of Roadway Repairs Threatens State Transportation Budgets Nationwide

March 12, 2014

Backlog of Roadway Repairs Threatens State Transportation Budgets Nationwide New national report examines how much states are spending on new roadways versus investing in repairs.... Read More

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Agriculture Appropriations Hearing Highlights Waste in Farm Subsidy Programs

March 05, 2014

Agriculture Appropriations Hearing Highlights Waste in Farm Subsidy Programs At today’s House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the USDA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Budget, Inspector General... Read More

Our Take

The Lost Cause of Clean Coal

March 05, 2014

The Lost Cause of Clean Coal A recent congressional hearing (“DOE Oversight: Status of Clean Coal Programs”, House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Starting a Tax Day Dialogue

April 15, 2014 | US News & World Report

Today is April 15, the one day every year when most Americans think about taxes. So I thought I would take this opportunity to step back and... Read More

First on CNN: Tax-writing lawmakers’ tax issues—do as I say…

April 15, 2014 | CNN

Washington (CNN) -- The House Ways and Means Committee is the oldest, and arguably the most powerful, in Congress with members responsible... Read More

Guilt By Association in Louisiana

April 14, 2014 | FactCheck.org

In a classic case of misdirection, the Senate Majority PAC claims the “out-of-state billionaire Koch brothers” are spending millions to... Read More

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Fact Sheets

Updated: Taxpayer Supports for Corn Ethanol in Federal Legislation

April 15, 2014

Updated: Taxpayer Supports for Corn Ethanol in Federal Legislation Since its creation of the domestic market for corn ethanol after the energy crisis of the 1970s, the federal government has nurtured and... Read More

Fact Sheets

Political Footprint of the Oil and Gas Industry Lobby

April 10, 2014

Political Footprint of the Oil and Gas Industry Lobby The federal government has been subsidizing the oil and gas industry through the tax code for nearly 100 years, wasting billions of... Read More

Reports & Data

Understanding Oil and Gas Tax Subsidies

April 09, 2014

Understanding Oil and Gas Tax Subsidies Understanding Oil and Gas Tax Subsidies is an in-depth look at special provisions written into the tax code over decades that benefit... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

April 11, 2014

What’s Your Tax Rate?

Seeing as April 15th is right around the corner, we’ll keep the tax reform ball rolling this week. As... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"Fiscal responsibility cannot simply be a talking point that is set aside when it comes to providing tax incentives for the chosen few."

Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee during a hearing on Tuesday discussing tax extenders.