Library

Below you can find materials from all of the different issues we work on organized by type of content. Click on the column heading for a complete list within an individual content type.

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

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

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

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

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

Infographic on the 2014 Farm Bill

October 12, 2016

Infographic on the 2014 Farm Bill Only two years after passage, the 2014 FARM BILL is a clear budget buster due to new commodity programs. The Agriculture Committees should be... Read More

Wind and Solar Leasing Rule

October 01, 2016

Wind and Solar Leasing Rule The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is expected to release its Wind and Solar Leasing Rule in the next few weeks.[1] The rule would create a... Read More

Venting and Flaring of Natural Gas on Federal Lands

October 13, 2015

Venting and Flaring of Natural Gas on Federal Lands Recent Event | Addressing Costs of Methane Waste and Future Policy Actions Background: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the... Read More

Just the Facts About the 2014 Farm Bill Income Entitlements

September 15, 2016

Just the Facts About the 2014 Farm Bill Income Entitlements Promises that the 2014 FARM BILL would produce savings for taxpayers are failing to bear fruit. This is because of exploding costs in the... Read More

Just the Facts: The Federal Crop Insurance Program

May 13, 2016

Just the Facts: The Federal Crop Insurance Program Of the many federal subsidies for the agriculture sector, the federal crop insurance program is the most expensive. To help policymakers... Read More

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

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 02, 2016

Wasted Gas Giveaway

Part of President-elect Trump’s pitch was that he could run government more efficiently, with less waste by... Read More

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