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Tax and Spending Issues

Your Tax Dollars Paid for Swedish Massages for Rabbits

Unbelievably, the federal government spent $387,000 to give Swedish massages to rabbits and $856,000 to teach mountain lions to use treadmills...

Has the War on Poverty Worked?

One of the trickiest things about assessing developments in poverty is how difficult it is to measure. As Tanner and Hughes explain, the official poverty rate looks only at monetary income and fails to look at non-cash assistance from America's many welfare...

Public Believes Government Wastes 51 Cents of Every Dollar

American government is growing at leaps and bounds, and with that growth has come massive amounts of wasteful spending...

Texans Unhappy with Growth in Toll Roads

Today, there are 5,400 miles of toll roads in the United States -- a 15 percent increase over the previous 10 years...

Drop in Budget Deficit No Indicator of Fiscal Health

The Treasury Department has announced a drop in the federal budget deficit between 2013 and 2014, but the new deficit numbers are incredibly misleading...

A Hidden Tax Increase: The Pease Limitation

A tax provision known as the "Pease limitation" reduces the value of itemized deductions for taxpayers earning a certain amount of money...

Greece Experiments with Minimum Guaranteed Income

For six months, Greece will experiment with providing a minimum guaranteed income to households in 13 municipalities...

How the U.K. Halted Corporate Inversions

The Tax Foundation has released a new study by William McBride detailing what the U.K. did to reverse the trend of corporate inversions...

Does the CDC Need More Funding?

With the Ebola crisis growing, some pundits are blaming the United States for failing to fund the fight against Ebola at sufficient levels...

How to Lower the Deficit?

Growing deficits do not have to be in the United States' future; with fiscal discipline, lawmakers could transform today's budgetary outlook...


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