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Coal Companies Might Soon Be Mining Taxpayers for Money Due to “Self-Bonds”

November 19, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report | Energy , Natural Resources

Taxpayers could be on the hook for a lot of money if many coal companies continue on their current financial trajectory. Cheap natural gas has... Read More

Is Your State Ready for Climate Change?

November 19, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report | National Security , Transportation & Infrastructure

Survivalists, get a load of this: Turns out those East and West Coast liberals are actually the most prepared for climate change. California,... Read More

Why Federal Funds Pay for Empty Flights Out of Maryland, Virginia

November 17, 2015 | NBC4 - Washington | Transportation & Infrastructure

More than $3.5 million in taxpayer money has been spent this year subsidizing little-used, sometimes empty commercial flights out of two... Read More

Congressman Target Crop Insurance - Again

November 17, 2015 | High Plains Jouranl | Agriculture

It only took a few days following an announcement from congressional agricultural leadership that cuts to crop insurance payments to insurers... Read More

Congress Poised for Rare Success, Dodges Gas Tax Hike to Pay for Roads

November 16, 2015 | The Washington Post | Budget & Tax , Transportation & Infrastructure

Congress is poised for a rare moment of bipartisan glee this week with the expected passage of a long-elusive bill that will fund highway and... Read More

AFFIRM Act Is Real Farm Bill Reform

November 12, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report | Agriculture

I have written on these pages and elsewhere about the many ways that the 2014 farm bill has already failed taxpayers. Apologists for big... Read More

The National Defense Authorization Act

November 12, 2015 | Capital Insider | Budget & Tax , National Security

WASHINGTON — President Obama is expected to sign the latest version of the NDAA that passed through the Senate. This is the second go around... Read More

What Tax Deductions Do You Give Up for Flat Rate?

November 12, 2015 | CBS - Money Watch | Budget & Tax

The flat tax is a longtime Republican hobby-horse that may appear to be gaining some actual legs. Presidential candidates ranging from Ben... Read More

Alaska Kills Infamous ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ that Helped Put End to Earmarks

November 09, 2015 | The Washington Times | Earmarks & Appropriations , Transportation & Infrastructure

Alaska officials have put the final kibosh on the infamous “bridge to nowhere” — a $400 million project tucked into the federal transportation... Read More

Kind, Sensenbrenner Introduce Crop Insurance Reform Bill

November 06, 2015 | Wisconsin Ag Connection | Agriculture

Two Wisconsin Congressmen are introducing bold reforms to crop insurance premium subsidy payments, which they say will save taxpayer dollars... Read More

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November 25, 2015

10 Ways Congress Can Earn Taxpayers’ Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving week. At Taxpayers for Common Sense, we thought we’d do what so many Americans do at this time... Read More