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Letters & Testimony

TCS at Pittsburgh Public Hearing: Time to Fix Federal Coal, Get Fair Return

June 28, 2016

TCS at Pittsburgh Public Hearing: Time to Fix Federal Coal, Get Fair Return TCS Senior Program Director Autumn Hanna spoke today at a Dept. of Interior listening session on reforming federal coal.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Joins Groups in Letter Opposing Wasteful Catfish Inspection Program

June 23, 2016

TCS Joins Groups in Letter Opposing Wasteful Catfish Inspection Program TCS joined groups in a letter to House leadership this week expressing opposition to USDA's wasteful, duplicative catfish inspection program.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Calls for Federal Coal Reform at BLM Hearing in Colorado

June 23, 2016

TCS Calls for Federal Coal Reform at BLM Hearing in Colorado Below are TCS Co-Founder Jill Lancelot's official remarks today at BLM's listening session in Grand Junction, Colorado on reforming federal coal.... Read More

Statements

Statement: Council of Economic Advisors’ coal report

June 22, 2016

Statement of Ryan Alexander, President of Taxpayers for Common Sense, on release of the Council of Economic Advisors’ report “The Economics of... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Defense Appropriations: Right/Left Groups Urge Yes Votes on Fiscally Responsible Amendments

June 15, 2016

Defense Appropriations: Right/Left Groups Urge Yes Votes on Fiscally Responsible Amendments TCS and other groups urged lawmakers today to vote in favor of the following fiscally responsible defense appropriations amendments.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Urges Lawmakers to Vote Again to End Wasteful Provision

June 15, 2016

TCS Urges Lawmakers to Vote Again to End Wasteful Provision TCS sent the letter below urging lawmakers to vote again to end a decades-old, wasteful requirement to ship anthracite coal from Pennsylvania to heat U.S. military bases in Germany. ... Read More

Coming Up

TCS awarded the highest rating by Charity Navigator

June 14, 2016

TCS awarded the highest rating by Charity Navigator Taxpayers for Common Sense has been awarded the coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator, for... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Fiscal Conservatives Agree: Make Amendment #8 In Order

June 13, 2016

Fiscal Conservatives Agree: Make Amendment #8 In Order TCS and other fiscal conservative groups urged lawmakers to rule in order an amendment to strike a wasteful provision from the FY17 Defense Appropriations bill.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Tells Lawmakers: Oppose Efforts to Limit Tax Reform Options

June 09, 2016

TCS Tells Lawmakers: Oppose Efforts to Limit Tax Reform Options TCS sent the letter below to lawmakers urging them to vote NO on H.Con.Res.89, which would limit tax reform options by keeping a carbon tax off the table.... Read More

Our Take

Senate Considers FY17 Defense Authorization Bill

June 08, 2016

Senate Considers FY17 Defense Authorization Bill Just when we thought some fiscally responsible ideas might be bubbling to the top in the United States Senate, our hopes have been dashed all... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Congress vs. the Zombie Coal Amendment

June 21, 2016 | US News & World Report

Bad ideas are known for putting down roots. One such bad idea took root way back in 1961 when Congress began forcing the U.S. military to... Read More

Broadway Wants Longer Tax Break as ‘Hamilton’ Prints Money

June 13, 2016 | Bloomberg News

Alexander Hamilton introduced the idea of federal taxes. Broadway producers enjoying a record season buoyed by his namesake musical are... Read More

Coal’s Costly Compensation

June 09, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report

With more than 50 coal company bankruptcies in the last several years, it is hard not to have heard of the current plight of the coal... Read More

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Just the Facts: The Federal Crop Insurance Program

May 13, 2016

Just the Facts: The Federal Crop Insurance Program Of the many federal subsidies for the agriculture sector, the federal crop insurance program is the most expensive. To help policymakers... Read More

Fact Sheets

Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Time for a Fair Return for Taxpayers

May 13, 2016

Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Time for a Fair Return for Taxpayers In January, the Secretary of the Interior directed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to conduct a broad, programmatic review of the... Read More

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Just the Facts: Financial Health of the Agriculture Sector

May 10, 2016

Just the Facts: Financial Health of the Agriculture Sector Supporters of expensive federal programs that subsidize the incomes of agricultural businesses claim that agricultural businesses are in dire... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

June 24, 2016

Aviation Extension Shenanigans

Turmoil in Congress has thrown everything up in the air. The House left early for its 4th of July recess, and... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"We need to provide the Department of Defense flexibility to find savings and efficiencies wherever it can in order to support our warfighters … We should not be making the military cut training and supplies while at the same time refusing to let DOD save money that we know is not being used productively."

Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee 

TCS Rated 4-Star Charity!