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The Unaffordable F-35: Budget History and Alternatives

April 24, 2014 | Reports & Data | National Security

The Unaffordable F-35: Budget History and Alternatives At least $8 billion of the Pentagon’s budget for fiscal year 2015 is devoted to a single aircraft program: the F-35 Joint Strike... Read More

Medicine Bow CTL Plant: Timeline of Taxpayer Concerns

April 21, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Energy

Medicine Bow CTL Plant: Timeline of Taxpayer Concerns In 2008, Medicine Bow Fuel & Power LLC (MBFP) – a subsidiary of Texas-based DKRW Advanced Fuels LLC – applied for a loan guarantee to... Read More

Just the facts about the Effective Tax Rate for Oil & Gas Companies

April 21, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Budget & Tax

Just the facts about the Effective Tax Rate for Oil & Gas Companies The effective tax rate (ETR) sounds like it measures what oil companies are paying to Uncle Sam. What a company’s ETR actually measures... Read More

A Century of Subsidies for the Oil & Gas Industry

April 18, 2014 | 101 | Budget & Tax , Energy , Natural Resources

The oil and gas industry has been getting subsidies for almost a century. We can't afford special treatment for profitable companies. The time has come to end taxpayer subsidies for the industry.... Read More

Finances of DKRW - Medicine Bow Loan Guarantee Applicant

April 18, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Energy

Finances of DKRW - Medicine Bow Loan Guarantee Applicant In 2008, Medicine Bow Fuel & Power LLC (MBFP) – a subsidiary of Texas-based DKRW Advanced Fuels LLC – applied for a loan guarantee to... Read More

Updated:  Political Footprint of the Corn Ethanol Lobby

April 16, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Agriculture , Energy

Updated:  Political Footprint of the Corn Ethanol Lobby The federal government has in one form or another provided lucrative subsidies to the corn ethanol industry for more than 30 years,... Read More

Updated: Taxpayer Supports for Corn Ethanol in Federal Legislation

April 15, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Agriculture , Energy

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

Political Footprint of the Oil and Gas Industry Lobby

April 10, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Energy , Natural Resources

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

Understanding Oil and Gas Tax Subsidies

April 09, 2014 | Reports & Data | Budget & Tax , Energy

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

Profile of the Taxpayer Subsidized Crop Insurance Industry

April 08, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Agriculture

Profile of the Taxpayer Subsidized Crop Insurance Industry Federal crop insurance is a highly taxpayer subsidized program that allows agricultural producers to shift their business risk onto... Read More

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April 18, 2014

Western Welfare Queens

Americans often look at the men and women who earn their living off the land in the west as rugged... Read More