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TCS Analysis of President’s FY2015 Budget

TCS Analysis of President’s FY2015 Budget TCS staff will be combing through the President's budget over the next several hours and days.... Read More

Official TCS Comments on Farm Bill Implementation

April 11, 2014 | Letters & Testimony | Agriculture

Taxpayers for Common Sense submitted comments to the Federal Register concerning the Department of Agriculture's implementation of the... Read More

New report details effective tax rates and various tax breaks used by the Oil & Gas industry

April 10, 2014 | Press Releases | Energy , Natural Resources

Taxpayers for Common Sense's new report, “Understanding Oil and Gas Tax Subsidies,” offers a detailed review of the suite of tax subsidies the oil and gas industry receives. ... Read More

Summary of Senate Finance Committee’s Tax Extenders Package

April 03, 2014 | Our Take | Budget & Tax

Summary of Senate Finance Committee’s Tax Extenders Package On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) released the version of the tax extenders package that the... Read More

Energy Tax Extenders in Senate EXPIRE Act

April 03, 2014 | Our Take | Agriculture , Budget & Tax , Energy

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) released the version of the tax extenders package that the... Read More

High Tech Border Tower Boondoggle Resurrected

March 24, 2014 | Our Take | National Security

High Tech Border Tower Boondoggle Resurrected The long-delayed contract for Integrated Fixed Towers (IFTs) along the southwest border was awarded late in February. To remind those who... Read More

Letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Re: Public Input on National Defense Authorization Act

March 20, 2014 | Letters & Testimony | National Security

Letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Re: Public Input on National Defense Authorization Act TCS asks Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee to open committee’s consideration of the Pentagon spending bill... Read More

Backlog of Roadway Repairs Threatens State Transportation Budgets Nationwide

March 12, 2014 | Press Releases | Budget & Tax , Transportation & Infrastructure

Backlog of Roadway Repairs Threatens State Transportation Budgets Nationwide New national report examines how much states are spending on new roadways versus investing in repairs.... Read More

Agriculture Appropriations Hearing Highlights Waste in Farm Subsidy Programs

March 05, 2014 | Our Take | Agriculture

Agriculture Appropriations Hearing Highlights Waste in Farm Subsidy Programs At today’s House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the USDA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Budget, Inspector... Read More

The Lost Cause of Clean Coal

March 05, 2014 | Our Take | Budget & Tax , Energy

The Lost Cause of Clean Coal A recent congressional hearing (“DOE Oversight: Status of Clean Coal Programs”, House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on... Read More

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Weekly Wastebasket

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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