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Commentary: Reject Navy’s Budget Gimmick

June 30, 2015 | Defense News | National Security

Congressional defense appropriators and authorizers are engaged in an oversight food fight over the Ohio-class replacement program to acquire... Read More

Iowans must press candidates on tax reform

June 25, 2015 | The Des Moines Register | Budget & Tax

Iowans are accustomed to presidential hopefuls practically taking up residency in the Hawkeye State every four years. As you know all too... Read More

Royally Shortchanged

June 24, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report | Natural Resources

It seems so obvious: Taxpayers should receive a fair return for our assets, including the development of oil and gas resources on public... Read More

Lobbying for political influence

June 23, 2015 | Capitol Insider | Budget & Tax

Billion dollar industries are pouring money into issues on Capitol Hill. How much are they spending? Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers... Read More

Jeb Bush says Democrats ‘responsible’ for ‘swift, mindless’ cuts to defense spending

June 22, 2015 | PolitiFact | National Security

The size and scope of the U.S. military is already becoming an issue on the presidential campaign trail. During his presidential campaign... Read More

The familiar dance for funding

June 22, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer | Earmarks & Appropriations

WASHINGTON - Along with the pomp and pride that comes with hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention, there's an underside for... Read More

Sink This Navy Budget Gimmick

June 18, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report | National Security

Bad ideas have a way of taking root in Washington. A generation's attempts to solve problems in the U.S. economy run the gamut from that old... Read More

HUD aid for its own workers includes $100k move

June 15, 2015 | Politico | Budget & Tax

It reserved $5.5 million to cover expenses for everything from storage to airline tickets — and in some cases, the cost of home sales.... Read More

After the Flood, Another Flood

June 12, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report | National Security

On May 30, President Barack Obama declared parts of Texas a disaster area from the recent flooding. A disaster declaration comes after a... Read More

House Kills Earmark Requiring Defense Department to Purchase Pennsylvania Coal

June 11, 2015 | Bloomberg BNA | Earmarks & Appropriations

June 11 — A long-standing earmark requiring the Defense Department to purchase millions of dollars of Pennsylvania coal and ship it over 3,000... Read More

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June 26, 2015

Waste Through the Grapevine

In its last week before summer recess, the Supreme Court released an opinion that will impact every taxpayer.... Read More