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How the Fair Tax would reduce current tax evasion

How the Fair Tax would reduce current tax evasion

Working at a Big Four public accounting firm, we learn that auditing standards deal with the ...

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States facing pension and budgetary shortfalls

States facing pension and budgetary shortfalls

Budget: Connecticut: Small Surplus Projected with Current Budget. Two months into Connecticut’s fiscal year, the state's budget chie ...

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The tax man snoops via aerial drone

The tax man snoops via aerial drone

Authorities in Greece are using unmanned aerial vehicles to fly over sea-going boats in the Aegean Sea as part of a government effort to ferret out t ...

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How a school district got a $20 million water park

How a school district got a $20 million water park

Taxpayers across the state of Texas are the benefactors of La Joya Independent School District, which opened a $20 million “Sports and Learning ...

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Trump stands firm against Congress on pay hike for feds

Trump stands firm against Congress on pay hike for feds

President Donald Trump told House Speaker Paul Ryan in a letter on Thursday that he is nixing pay raises for most civilian federal employees that had ...

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Taxpayers on the hook for multi-million dollar stadium

Taxpayers on the hook for multi-million dollar stadium

Americans for Prosperity-Florida, an advocacy group that campaigns against what it calls “corporate welfare,” is calling on residents of ...

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Why public employees cost so much

Why public employees cost so much

In cities around Michigan -- including those in severe financial trouble -- taxpayers are paying large amounts of money in overtime and ext ...

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Newt Gingrich: Is Congress trying to save taxpayers' lives and money?

Newt Gingrich: Is Congress trying to save taxpayers' lives and money?

If you only watch, read, and listen to the mainstream media, it is reasonable to believe that members of Congress do nothing but bicker. The only sto ...

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How billionaire Facebook tycoon gets taxpayer-subsidized security

How billionaire Facebook tycoon gets taxpayer-subsidized security

Let’s all take a moment to shed a tear for Mark Zuckerberg. On Thursday, Zuckerberg’s personal fortune took a $16 billion hit as Facebo ...

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Wayfair decision by Supreme Court will mean millions for governments

Wayfair decision by Supreme Court will mean millions for governments

Following the announcement by the Supreme Court in South Dakota v. Wayfair, shares of online retail giants Amazon, Etsy, Overstock, and Wayfair dippe ...

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How to get a six-figure pension funded by taxpayers

How to get a six-figure pension funded by taxpayers

Seven former city of Ann Arbor employees are currently collecting pensions that exceed $100,000 a year, according to records from the city-run pensio ...

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States see little bump in revenue from pot sales

States see little bump in revenue from pot sales

According to Moody's Investor Service, taxing legalized marijuana is just a little boost to state and local government revenue. This comes desp ...

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Billionaire credits Trump tax cut for low unemployment among black Americans

Billionaire credits Trump tax cut for low unemployment among black Americans

The co-founder of Black Entertainment Network (BET), Robert Johnson, said in an interview with CNBC that "the Trump tax cut" has led not on ...

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Absurdity of civil rights commissioners' view of arresting illegal immigrants

Absurdity of civil rights commissioners' view of arresting illegal immigrants

The omnibus budget bill passed by Congress and signed by the president last week deserves its own blog post, but I thought I would point out one of t ...

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Republican omnibus spending bill betrays Americans

Republican omnibus spending bill betrays Americans

Congress has once again missed an opportunity to prioritize the safety and the well-being of Americans by passing a bloated omnibus bill that barely ...

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Rapper asks 'where are my f***ing' tax dollars going?'

Rapper asks 'where are my f***ing' tax dollars going?'

In an expletive-laden video she shared on social media, New York rapper Belcalis Almanzar -- known to her fans as Cardi B -- ranted about tax policy, ...

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Dan Stein: Democrats hold America hostage

Dan Stein: Democrats hold America hostage

An omnibus spending bill, with a deadline of March 23, has become ground zero in the latest battle over immigration reform. According to several m ...

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Charge: Republican sheriff pockets public funds to buy real estate

Charge: Republican sheriff pockets public funds to buy real estate

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin has been accused of taking $750,000 in public funds intended to feed prisoners in jail and used the money to buy an attractive four-bedroom ho ...

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U.S. taxpayers see more audits during Democratic administrations

U.S. taxpayers see more audits during Democratic administrations

The cost of filing federal income tax returns has risen steadily since the 1980s, partly because Americans are filing more forms with their returns, ...

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School districts need to do a better job at justifying tax dollars

School districts need to do a better job at justifying tax dollars

Michigan's Gov. Rick Snyder has pitted a generous increase in overall student funding against cuts to certain kinds of educational services some ...

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Michigan: public schools' decline hastened by pension outlays

Michigan: public schools' decline hastened by pension outlays

Erroneous reports of Michigan teachers taking pay cuts are not uncommon, but teachers employed by the Flint school district have a legitimate claim o ...

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Actor Bill Murray trolls Democrats and identity politics

Actor Bill Murray trolls Democrats and identity politics

Actor and comedian Bill Murray, who got a start in the early days of NBC's Saturday Night Live and has been numerous films includ ...

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Pat Buchanan: Trump is a Middle America radical

Pat Buchanan: Trump is a Middle America radical

President Trump is the leader of America’s conservative party. Yet not even his allies would describe him as a conservative in the tradition ...

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Rand Paul: Does $20 trillion debt make U.S. stronger?

Rand Paul: Does $20 trillion debt make U.S. stronger?

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) explained in an op-ed his opposition to the 700-page federal spending bill that passed in Congress early on Friday. “It w ...

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Newt Gingrich: Focus on prosperity and the Federal Reserve, not stock prices

Newt Gingrich: Focus on prosperity and the Federal Reserve, not stock prices

The greatest threat to the Trump recovery is reckless action by the Federal Reserve System, which could choke off economic growth. There is a dist ...

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New taxes for border wall? No way, says Trump administration

New taxes for border wall? No way, says Trump administration

On Tuesday, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told CNN that the Trump administration does not want to see a tax hike in ord ...

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Newt Gingrich: Assessing Trump's first year

Newt Gingrich: Assessing Trump's first year

January 20 is the first anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration. I have known nine presidents, beginning with President Richard Nixon. ...

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Trump praises Fiat-Chrysler's comeback

Trump praises Fiat-Chrysler's comeback

Fiat Chrysler is moving production of heavy-duty trucks from Mexico to Michigan. In response to the Republican tax reform, Chrysler is also bonuses t ...

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Planned Parenthood reveals level of taxpayer funding

Planned Parenthood reveals level of taxpayer funding

Planned Parenthood revealed that its biggest contributor in 2017 was federal tax dollars. Under the title of “Government Health Services Reimbu ...

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Wal-Mart joins Trump bonus employers

Wal-Mart joins Trump bonus employers

The largest private employer in the United States, Wal-Mart, announced on Thursday that it is raising its starting hourly wage to $11 while also givi ...

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Utilities respond to Republican tax bill

Utilities respond to Republican tax bill

More than 100 companies have promises bonuses and other benefits to employees in the wake of the Tax Cuts and Job Plan that was signed into law by Pr ...

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Major bank gives Trump bonuses to employees

Major bank gives Trump bonuses to employees

More than 100 companies are giving bonues, raises, and other employees while crediting the Republican tax overhaul signed by President Donald Trump i ...

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VA pays malpractice claims against doctors with revoked licenses

VA pays malpractice claims against doctors with revoked licenses

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said in a radio interview on Friday that he has a number of New Year's resolutions to improve the huge a ...

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100+ companies giving out Trump bonus to 1 million+ Americans

100+ companies giving out Trump bonus to 1 million+ Americans

Alaska Air Group joined the more than 100 companies nationwide that are giving their workers a Trump bonus following President Donald Trump's a ...

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Mapping the Swamp: 30,000 feds earn more than any state governor

Mapping the Swamp: 30,000 feds earn more than any state governor

Tens of thousands of federal employees earn more money than any U.S. governor, according to a new report that reveals some eye-popping stats on gover ...

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Manufacturers ask Trump to repeal medical device tax

Manufacturers ask Trump to repeal medical device tax

The Advanced Medical Technology Associations (AdvaMed) and the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance has asked President Donald Trump to repeal a ...

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How Trump would resolve insolvent U.S. Postal Service

How Trump would resolve insolvent U.S. Postal Service

President Donald Trump, who continues to show his prowess in the use of social media to reach the American public, suggested how the U.S. Postal Serv ...

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A list of Trump's 2017 legislative accomplishments

A list of Trump's 2017 legislative accomplishments

President Donald Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax cut bill on December 22, and cited then the number of bill he had signed into law this year as 88 ...

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Survey shows one-third of Americans believe that Obamacare was repealed

Survey shows one-third of Americans believe that Obamacare was repealed

According to a YouGov poll, sponsored by The Economist magazine, 31 percent of respondents believe that President Donald Trump has kept his prom ...

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Trillions of dollars in unauthorized federal spending discovered

Trillions of dollars in unauthorized federal spending discovered

Professor Mark Skidmore and a team of researchers have examined various government websites and reports and believe they may have found trillions of ...

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Trump's accomplishments for 2017

Trump's accomplishments for 2017

According to the White House website, President Donald Trump has had numerous achievements in less than one year in office. Trump stated, "From ...

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Republicans put the Grand Old Party on the line

Republicans put the Grand Old Party on the line

Republicans see themselves as the party of free enterprise, of the private not the public sector. They believe that alleviating the burden of regulat ...

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President Trump keeps his Christmas promises

President Trump keeps his Christmas promises

Wow! This "Merry Christmas Week" has been full of surprises. Don't let FAKE NEWS fool you - President Donald Trump keeps his promi ...

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A week of success for President Trump

A week of success for President Trump

Analysts, historians, and scholars will look back on this week as the moment the Trump Administration became truly historic. The publication of th ...

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IRS in turmoil following Republican tax victory

IRS in turmoil following Republican tax victory

The House passed the final version of the Republican tax reform. President Donald Trump's signature on the bill is expected in the next few day ...

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AT&T offers bonus following House approval of tax reform package

AT&T offers bonus following House approval of tax reform package

  In wake of the vote in Congress on the Republican tax reform plan, AT&T announced that it plans to give a special $1,000 bonus this ...

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Grover Norquist: Tax reform is a 'huge step forward'

Grover Norquist: Tax reform is a 'huge step forward'

Grover Norquist, who heads Americans for Tax Reform, said in advance of the vote in favor of the GOP tax reform bill that it was a "huge step f ...

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Republicans who voted against tax reform

Republicans who voted against tax reform

In a 227-203 vote, largely along party lines, the House of Representatives pass the Republican tax reform bill on Tuesday. The next move lies in the ...

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Marginal income tax rates over 100 percent?

Marginal income tax rates over 100 percent?

In the 1990's when I met with Bob Packwood, the Senator from Oregon who was the Senate Finance Committee Chairman in 1986, he told me a story abo ...

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Feds provide estimate of government property footprint

Feds provide estimate of government property footprint

According to an official estimate, the federal government owns or leases 5,066 restrooms that occupy almost 1.7 million square feet of the government ...

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GOP releases full text of tax bill

GOP releases full text of tax bill

On Friday evening, Republicans revealed the final version of their tax reform legislation. In more than 1,000 pages, the Tax Cuts and Jobs ...

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DACA Dreamers to cost Americans $26 billion

DACA Dreamers to cost Americans $26 billion

A new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) concludes that U.S. taxpayers will face a steep bill if the DREAM Act of 2017 is ev ...

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Fed rate hike shows Trump bump may be on its way

Fed rate hike shows Trump bump may be on its way

In a widely expected move, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25% on Wednesday. The inflation forecast for next year also went up modestl ...

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New Gingrich: Congratulations, Republicans! Now, get to work

New Gingrich: Congratulations, Republicans! Now, get to work

Congressional Republicans and President Trump are now on the verge of enacting the most significant tax cuts and reform in more than 30 years. After ...

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Congresswoman to expose Congressional hush money in harassment claims

Congresswoman to expose Congressional hush money in harassment claims

A bill now being considered in the House of Representatives will out members of Congress who have used taxpayer money to settle accusations of sexual ...

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Why state lotteries are just another tax

Why state lotteries are just another tax

New And Bad Tax November 7, 2017Featured, Life and Family, Policy Research, Spending and Taxes Lotteries tend to be popular with the public because ...

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Why it's time to tax university endowments

Why it's time to tax university endowments

Why are taxpayers supporting multi-billion dollar outfits that pay no taxes without a murmur of complaint from the usual Progressives who chant the " ...

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Newt Gingrich: Trump upholds rule of law with his judicial appointments

Newt Gingrich: Trump upholds rule of law with his judicial appointments

As the Congress and President Trump continue to work to pass the most significant tax cuts in more than 30 years, the President is also implementing ...

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Class warfare backfires for Ohio Democrat

Class warfare backfires for Ohio Democrat

Class warfare back-fires for Ohio Democrat Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah and Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio got into a verbal tussle ...

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Florida to give away free bear-resistant trash cans

Florida to give away free bear-resistant trash cans

According to Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the agency will $515,283 to ten Florida communities to address the issue o ...

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Who benefits from reduced sales taxes?

Who benefits from reduced sales taxes?

The effect of sales taxes is hotly debated. These taxes on consumption raise revenue for local governments, but do they also stymie business and hurt ...

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Michigan voters reject tax increase, contemplate spending cuts

Michigan voters reject tax increase, contemplate spending cuts

The city of East Lansing will likely have to cut spending after voters said “no” this week to a ballot proposal that would have imposed a ...

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Where are the missing $1 trillion in the Republican tax plan?

Where are the missing $1 trillion in the Republican tax plan?

The Republican tax reform plan is suffering from a shortage of funds. Paul Ryan and his colleagues are trying to give the American people a substanti ...

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Terrorism-affiliated Muslim group gets taxpayer cash

Terrorism-affiliated Muslim group gets taxpayer cash

Columbus, Ohio, inaugurated a defense fund in taxpayer money for illegal immigrants facing deportation. Among the groups benefiting from the Columbus ...

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Trump takes a personal hit in GOP tax plan

Trump takes a personal hit in GOP tax plan

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told listeners at The Economic Club of New York on Thursday that President Donald Trump will himself incur a t ...

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Conservative advocacy groups favor GOP Tax Cut and Jobs Act

Conservative advocacy groups favor GOP Tax Cut and Jobs Act

Here follows a joint letter sent by twenty-three groups that advocate tax reform from a fiscally conservative perspective. Among the signators are Gr ...

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Newt Gingrich: why Americans win with the Republicans' tax plan

Newt Gingrich: why Americans win with the Republicans' tax plan

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that Republicans introduced Thursday represents a tremendous opportunity for the Congress and the President to take the U.S ...

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A Fair Tax will greatly reduce tax evasion

A Fair Tax will greatly reduce tax evasion

Working at a Big Four public accounting firm, we learn that auditing standards deal with the term “fraud” extensively.  Intentional ...

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Illegal immigrants take a hit in Republican tax reform

Illegal immigrants take a hit in Republican tax reform

The tax reform packaged unveiled by Republicans on Thursday would eliminate the ability of illegal immigrants to claim several significant tax credit ...

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Trump says GOP tax plan will bring prosperity

Trump says GOP tax plan will bring prosperity

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump met with his Cabinet to discuss tax cuts and tax relief in advance of Thursday's unveiling of the Republican ...

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Newt Gingrich: tax cuts are key to achieving 4 percent economic growth

Newt Gingrich: tax cuts are key to achieving 4 percent economic growth

The left-wing media and the elites never seem to tire of being wrong. Remember in May when President Trump said his policies would spur the U.S. g ...

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Republican senator addresses tax breaks for law-makers

Republican senator addresses tax breaks for law-makers

Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa announced on Tuesday her plans to introduce what she calls the 'Squeal’ Act to cut expenditures for lawm ...

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The 20 Republicans who voted against federal budget

The 20 Republicans who voted against federal budget

On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the Senate's budget resolution by a vote of 216-212. While the entire Democratic caucus voted ag ...

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Five things about skyrocketing cost of illegal immigrants to taxpayers

Five things about skyrocketing cost of illegal immigrants to taxpayers

Illegal aliens and their kids are costing U.S. taxpayers $135 billion per year, driven ever higher by free education, medical and law enforcement cos ...

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Newt Gingrich: GOP tax package is remarkable

Newt Gingrich: GOP tax package is remarkable

The tax cut framework Republican leaders and President Trump announced Wednesday is a crucial first step toward increased job creation, economic grow ...

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GOP tax reform helps the Swamp, says Americans for Fair Taxation

GOP tax reform helps the Swamp, says Americans for Fair Taxation

In Indianapolis on Wednesday, President Donald Trump unveiled the GOP tax reform framework that calls for tax cuts and a simplification of the t ...

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White House responds to media's tax reform questions

White House responds to media's tax reform questions

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders held a press briefing on Thursday. In her opening remarks, Sanders announced that President Donald ...

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Americans pay more than $8k yearly for illegal immigrants and kids

Americans pay more than $8k yearly for illegal immigrants and kids

Illegal immigrants and their children cost taxpayers $135 billion per year. This is the highest level of expenditure for illegal immigrants ever made ...

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Michigan demands exorbitant fees for FOIA search

Michigan demands exorbitant fees for FOIA search

The state agency that tracks the salaries of school and state employees wants $3,800 before it will deliver those records, which were sought under th ...

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The choice Congressional Republicans face in tax reform

The choice Congressional Republicans face in tax reform

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Illegal immigrants cost US $296 billion in lost taxes

Illegal immigrants cost US $296 billion in lost taxes

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Rand Paul to fight 'unprecedented' powers that IRS admits are 'coercive'

Rand Paul to fight 'unprecedented' powers that IRS admits are 'coercive'

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California extends cap and trade program to 2030

California extends cap and trade program to 2030

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Newt Gingrich: A tax plan for growth

Newt Gingrich: A tax plan for growth

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Tax burdens and shifting populations in the United States

Tax burdens and shifting populations in the United States

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Defense Dept ignores audit, costing billions

Defense Dept ignores audit, costing billions

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Western Michigan University gives students a rate hike; updates president's mansion

Western Michigan University gives students a rate hike; updates president's mansion

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High corporate taxes depress wage growth, says J.P. Morgan-Chase CEO

High corporate taxes depress wage growth, says J.P. Morgan-Chase CEO

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Obamacare tax increases in GOP healthcare package hinder growth

Obamacare tax increases in GOP healthcare package hinder growth

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Edwin Black: Taxpayer support for Palestinian terrorism is impossible to ignore

Edwin Black: Taxpayer support for Palestinian terrorism is impossible to ignore

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New Seattle income tax: 'Test case' for the nation

New Seattle income tax: 'Test case' for the nation

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Seattle's unconstitutional income tax plan to be challenged in court

Seattle's unconstitutional income tax plan to be challenged in court

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Treasury Secretary: denies 'fake news' about tax cuts

Treasury Secretary: denies 'fake news' about tax cuts

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Newt Gingrich: Republicans must pass tax reform now

Newt Gingrich: Republicans must pass tax reform now

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A deficit neutral tax cut: Part One

A deficit neutral tax cut: Part One

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Steve Forbes: Republicans vulnerable on tax reform

Steve Forbes: Republicans vulnerable on tax reform

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How will we pay the bills for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq?

How will we pay the bills for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq?

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U.S. Comptroller seeks Congressional oversight for millions overpaid on Defense and welfare

U.S. Comptroller seeks Congressional oversight for millions overpaid on Defense and welfare

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Seattle moves to combat white privilege with soda tax

Seattle moves to combat white privilege with soda tax

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Trump administration offers website to track federal budget

Trump administration offers website to track federal budget

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