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Coal Tax Subsidies: A Boon for Kemper

November 15, 2016 | Energy

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

How to Increase the Benefits from Federal Agricultural Conservation Programs

October 31, 2016 | Agriculture

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

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

October 31, 2016 | Agriculture , Budget & Tax

  In budgetary parlance, ChIMPS refers to the process of using annual spending bills to limit spending on a mandatory spending program... Read More

Infographic on the 2014 Farm Bill

October 12, 2016 | Agriculture

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

Golden Fleece: The Air Force B-21 Raider Attack on Your Wallet

October 04, 2016 | National Security

TCS Awards its Golden Fleece Award to the U.S. Air Force for refusing to release the overall costs of the B-21 bomber... Read More

Wind and Solar Leasing Rule

October 01, 2016 | Energy

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... Read More

Reform the Tax Code

September 22, 2016 | Budget & Tax

The U.S. tax code last underwent a major overhaul 30 years ago. Today, it is a confusing thicket of narrow carve-outs, parochial... Read More

Just the Facts About the 2014 Farm Bill Income Entitlements

September 15, 2016 | Agriculture

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

Tax Reform Turns 30

September 08, 2016 > Updated: September 08, 2016 | Budget & Tax

Event | Showdown at Gucci Gulch Revisited: Lessons Learned from 1986 Tax Reform  On September 22, 2016, Taxpayers for Common Sense... Read More

Gone with the Wind: How Taxpayers are Losing from Wasted Gas

August 10, 2016 | Energy

Oil and gas companies drilling on federal lands are losing a significant amount of natural gas. In their drilling operations, they are... Read More

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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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