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Letters & Testimony

Letter to Senate: S. 612 (WIIN) is a Loss for Taxpayers

December 08, 2016

Letter to Senate: S. 612 (WIIN) is a Loss for Taxpayers Taxpayers for Common Sense and the National Taxpayers Union sent the following letter to the Senate Wednesday afternoon asking lawmakers to... Read More

Our Take

Continuing Resolution Contains $14 Billion in Off-Budget Spending

December 08, 2016

Continuing Resolution Contains $14 Billion in Off-Budget Spending Congress is set to debate a stop-gap spending bill funding the government after the current bill expires December 9th. The bill, Further... Read More

Our Take

Pentagon Hides Pentagon-Commissioned Study That Told Them How to Save $125 Billion

December 06, 2016

Pentagon Hides Pentagon-Commissioned Study That Told Them How to Save $125 Billion Just in time for the release of a draft Continuing Resolution to keep the federal government working past Friday, the Washington Post... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Right-Left Coalition Tells Congress to Scrap Increased Funding for OCO Account

December 02, 2016

Right-Left Coalition Tells Congress to Scrap Increased Funding for OCO Account Taxpayers for Common Sense recently joined a left/right coalition letter to Congress regarding the Pentagon budget. The letter told lawmakers... Read More

Our Take

Conference Report: NDAA (FY 2017) - Analysis Blog

December 01, 2016

Conference Report: NDAA (FY 2017) - Analysis Blog The massive piece of compromise legislation that sets Pentagon policy for Fiscal Year 2017 was just released to the public... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Letter to House: Reject Effort to End Earmark Moratorium

November 16, 2016

Letter to House: Reject Effort to End Earmark Moratorium Earlier today, TCS sent the following letter to the House of Representatives arguing against a motion to end the moratorium on Congressional... Read More

Statements

Statement on Finalized BLM Methane Rule

November 15, 2016

Statement on Finalized BLM Methane Rule WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the Department of the Interior (DOI) has updated rules in order to reduce the... Read More

Press Releases

Report: Kemper Disaster Could Get Billions from Taxpayers in Lame Duck Deal

November 15, 2016

Report: Kemper Disaster Could Get Billions from Taxpayers in Lame Duck Deal WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report from Friends of the Earth and Taxpayers for Common Sense sounds the alarm on a lame duck tax deal that could... Read More

Press Releases

Taxpayers Need Competitive Leasing for Wind and Solar Development on Federal Lands

November 10, 2016

Taxpayers Need Competitive Leasing for Wind and Solar Development on Federal Lands On Thursday, Taxpayers for Common Sense issued the following news release:   Contact:  Michael... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS to House: Water Resources Development Act (H.R. 5303) Is Not Worth Your Vote

September 27, 2016

TCS to House: Water Resources Development Act (H.R. 5303) Is Not Worth Your Vote On Tuesday, Taxpayers for Common Sense and National Taxpayers Union urged members of the House to vote down H.R.5303... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

A ‘Lobbyist for Taxpayers’

December 06, 2016 | The Hill

Pete Sepp started working at the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) in 1988 as a receptionist.  Today — as Congress gears up to overhaul the... Read More

BLOG | No More Budget Anomalies

November 30, 2016 | U.S. News and World Report

In the hustle and bustle of the modern world, where one can ask an electronic assistant to turn on our lights, turn up the heat or recite... Read More

Farmers Are Getting a Bumper Crop of Subsidies from the 2014 Farm Bill

November 27, 2016 | The Fiscal Times

After years of hard bargaining, Congress in early 2014 finally agreed on a bipartisan farm and nutrition bill aimed at reforming an antiquated... Read More

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Reports & Data

Coal Tax Subsidies: A Boon for Kemper

November 15, 2016

Coal Tax Subsidies: A Boon for Kemper A new report from Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) and Friends of the Earth (FOE) sounds the alarm on a lame duck tax deal that could send... Read More

Fact Sheets

How to Increase the Benefits from Federal Agricultural Conservation Programs

October 31, 2016

How to Increase the Benefits from Federal Agricultural Conservation Programs Covering more than 40 percent of land area in the United States, crop and ranchlands have a significant impact on the landscape.[1]... Read More

Reports & Data

Impact of Federal Budget Gimmicks: Changes in Mandatory Program Spending (ChIMPS)

October 31, 2016

Impact of Federal Budget Gimmicks: Changes in Mandatory Program Spending (ChIMPS)   In budgetary parlance, ChIMPS refers to the process of using annual spending bills to limit spending on a mandatory spending program... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

December 09, 2016

Staggering to the Finish

The 114th Congress is staggering to the finish line. While not a lot has been done, one thing that is likely... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"The [Pentagon] budget is not for economic development for states or for communities. It’s for the security of this country."

Chuck Hagel, former Secretary of Defense criticizing the Pentagon for burying study that revealed $125 billion in wasteful spending.  

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