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Costs for Agricultural Shallow Loss Programs Run Deep

January 29, 2015 | Agriculture

Costs for Agricultural Shallow Loss Programs Run Deep Just this week, CBO released an updated Farm Program baseline estimating that new agricultural income entitlement programs will cost... Read More

Congressional Scorekeeper Releases Budget Outlook

January 26, 2015 | Budget & Tax

Congressional Scorekeeper Releases Budget Outlook Today the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its annual report on the federal government’s budget and economic outlook, and the... Read More

Residents Recognize Medicine Bow Plant Isn’t Worth Their Support

December 22, 2014 | Energy

Residents Recognize Medicine Bow Plant Isn’t Worth Their Support Last week, it was welcome news to hear that citizens of Hanna, Wyoming are skeptical about the proposed construction of a $2 billion coal... Read More

Top 10 Tax Cherries On Top of the CROmnibus

December 17, 2014 | Budget & Tax

Top 10 Tax Cherries On Top of the CROmnibus Fresh off their $1.1 trillion CROmnibus high, the Senate approved a bill providing dozens of tax breaks to special interests. The tax... Read More

House Committee Asks Wrong Questions on Federal Subsidies for Nuclear Energy

December 16, 2014 | Energy

House Committee Asks Wrong Questions on Federal Subsidies for Nuclear Energy Members of the Subcommittee on Energy of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology met with the Department of Energy (DOE) and... Read More

Stocking Stuffers in CROmnibus’ Pentagon Spending

Stocking Stuffers in CROmnibus’ Pentagon Spending The Pentagon portion of the CROmnibus is liberally sprinkled with funding for programs the Pentagon either wants to end or never asked for... Read More

Billions in Taxpayer-Backed Loans Slated for Risky Nukes

December 10, 2014 | Energy

Billions in Taxpayer-Backed Loans Slated for Risky Nukes Today the Department of Energy issued a $12.5 billion nuclear loan guarantee solicitation. More of a kitchen sink approach this time... Read More

CROmnibus Analysis Blog

December 09, 2014 | Earmarks & Appropriations

CROmnibus Analysis Blog The eagerly anticipated CROmnibus, that will provide funding for the federal government for fiscal year 2015, has finally been... Read More

TCS Analysis of National Defense Authorization Bill for FY2015

December 04, 2014 > Updated: December 09, 2014 |

TCS Analysis of National Defense Authorization Bill for FY2015 At Taxpayers for Common Sense, we actually enjoy combing through massive pieces of legislation like the National Defense Authorization bill... Read More

Highlights of Department of Defense Reclama of House and Senate Authorization Bills

October 31, 2014 | Budget & Tax , National Security

Earlier this month the Pentagon submitted to the Congress its views on open issues in the Defense Authorization legislation.  When Congress... Read More

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January 30, 2015

In Search of Fiscal Leadership

Monday the President’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 will be released. As usual, some of the details have... Read More

The Unaffordable F-35

The President’s Budget for FY2015

The President's proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 is out. Get the facts and see our analysis.

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