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Infographic about 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

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

  Thirty years ago, President Ronald Reagan led the bi-partisan effort to overhaul the federal tax code. While Ways and Means and... 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

Benefits of Measuring Federal Agricultural Conservation Programs

August 03, 2016 | Agriculture

Federal taxpayers have an interest in the conservation of agricultural resources because of agriculture’s potential to both impose... Read More

Correcting the Record: Federal Efforts to Curb Natural Gas Waste

July 15, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

The Bureau of Land Management recently proposed new rules to limit the practice of venting and flaring natural gas from oil and gas wells... Read More

Just the Facts: The Federal Crop Insurance Program

May 13, 2016 | Agriculture

Of the many federal subsidies for the agriculture sector, the federal crop insurance program is the most expensive. To help policymakers... Read More

Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Time for a Fair Return for Taxpayers

May 13, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

In January, the Secretary of the Interior directed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to conduct a broad, programmatic review of the... Read More

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Weekly Wastebasket

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October 21, 2016

Tax Reform Turns 30

The presidential election is 17 days away. Whoever wins will face a range of difficult issues, including the... Read More

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End the Energy Boondoggle

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Infographic about the 2014 Farm Bill

October 12, 2016