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January 10, 2014

Join the thousands of Congressional and agency staff, journalists and editorial writers, bloggers, and activists who receive our weekly... Take Action

Thank You for Your Generous Support in 2013!

January 02, 2014

All of us here at TCS appreciate your donations and well-wishes. We've got a big year planned, and you've put us on great footing to do... Take Action

Taxpayers for Common Sense Does Not Shut Down

October 02, 2013

Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) is working hard during the government shutdown, so I thought I would share a few things with you.

It’s Been a Busy Summer!

August 09, 2013

It’s been a busy summer! So far, we’ve been instrumental in exposing corporate subsidies in the farm bill. We gained ground in our fight... Take Action

It's Gonna be a Long Summer!

June 12, 2013

Yesterday was yet another low for Congress. The Senate passed a Farm Bill without any real effort to trim the bloat and waste.

It's Budget Season...Play Ball!

April 02, 2013

Spring may be the beginning of baseball season, but for a watchdog like TCS, it’s Budget Season. With the President’s budget about to be... Take Action

Stop Corporate Welfare for Small Nuclear Reactor Development

February 27, 2013 > Updated: March 26, 2013 Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) is asking Congress to provide more than $500 million in taxpayer dollars to help commercialize small... Take Action

Heard On The Hill: Support TCS Today

February 08, 2013

Earlier today I testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on how to eliminate waste and save billions of... Take Action

Stop Wasteful Farm Subsidies [COMPLETED]

August 16, 2012 > Updated: January 08, 2013 Agriculture , Energy

Contact Congress to stop well-heeled special interests from jamming through a trillion-dollar farm subsidy bill.

This misguided effort... Take Action

Tell Congress to Stop Risking Taxpayer Dollars

December 13, 2012

With the so-called fiscal cliff looming and facing trillion dollar deficits, taxpayers cannot afford misguided federal spending. That’s... Take Action

Don't Toy With the Cliff: Support TCS Today

December 05, 2012

We’re getting ready for the 2013 debates over tax reform, energy subsidies, national security spending, and – again – a debt ceiling. But... Take Action

Fix the No More Solyndras Act

May 11, 2012 Budget & Tax

We write because the No More Solyndras Act, while taking important steps in the right direction that we support, does not go far enough... Take Action

Vote YES on the Ethanol Amendment!

October 18, 2011

It is time to end the wasteful tradition of subsidizing the corn ethanol industry.  Urge your senator to vote YES today!

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October 31, 2014

Taxpayer Tricks and Treats

Happy Halloween to everyone from Taxpayers for Common Sense. While Halloween is only a once per year event,... Read More

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