Reports & Data


How To Reform U.S. Disaster Policy To Prepare For A Riskier Future

Taxpayers for Common Sense joined fellow fiscal groups, consumer advocates, environmental organizations, and insurance interests in the... Read More

Common Sense Cuts for the 114th Congress

April 15, 2015 | Budget & Tax

Silencing Sequester Scaremongers with $2 trillion in Deficit Reduction... Read More

U.S. Forest Service - Tongass National Forest Financials

March 16, 2015 | Natural Resources

The U.S. Forest Service publishes an annual report on its management of the Tongass National Forest, including a financial statement of... Read More

Taxpayers are losing millions on natural gas extracted from federal land

November 19, 2014 | Energy , Natural Resources

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the Department of the Interior (DOI) manages both leasing on federal lands and leasing of... Read More

Superstorm Sandy Spending Report, Two Years Later

Wednesday, October 29th marked the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting the east coast and provided another opportunity to... Read More

Effective Tax Rates of Oil & Gas Companies: Cashing in on Special Treatment

July 30, 2014 | Budget & Tax , Energy

From 2009 through 2013, large U.S.-based oil and gas companies paid far less in federal income taxes than the statutory rate of 35... Read More

The Unaffordable F-35: Budget History and Alternatives

April 24, 2014 | National Security

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

Understanding Oil and Gas Tax Subsidies

April 09, 2014 | Budget & Tax , Energy

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

Repair Priorities 2014

Download the full report  State departments of transportation (DOTs) are spending more money building new roads than... Read More

TCS Report: Real Savings, Real Deficit Reduction

Relieving Budget Caps with Common Sense Savings in Fiscal Year 2014... Read More

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Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

May 29, 2015

Kabuki Corps

Throughout Taxpayers for Common Sense’s 20 year existence, every President has played games with the U.S. Army... Read More

The Unaffordable F-35

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Kabuki Corps

May 29, 2015


The Highway Trust Fund

May 27, 2015

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Paving the Way with Gimmicks

May 22, 2015