Government Bytes

Press Release 

Treasury's Inversion Focus Ducks Real Problem: Tax Reform

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National Taxpayers Union President Pete Sepp released the following statement today in reaction to the Treasury Department's recent actions on corporate inversions:

“With its complex new regulatory scheme supposedly aimed at curbing corporate inversions, the Treasury is staging an inversion of its own -- an inversion of the tax policy debate away from the major tax reform we need in order to address business flight from America's shores.


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Blog 

Lois Lerner’s Big Interview: What Can Taxpayers Learn?

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Let's point out right off the bat that NTU's estimate of Lois Lerner's pension seems to be right on, according to a source cited in Politico's interview with the former IRS executive: "a source working on the congressional investigation said she's receivi
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Blog 

Savings from School Voucher Programs are Stacking Up

by Lee Schalk / /

A new study on existing voucher programs tells a compelling narrative that both taxpayers and elected officials should pay attention to.
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Blog 

NTU President Pete Sepp's Extended Interview with Radio Host Jim Blasingame

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National Taxpayers Union President Pete Sepp joined JIm Blasingame, the Small Business Advocate, for a discussion of NTU's latest Rating of Congress - and Congress' mixed performance - they also ventured into "No Brainer" bills Congress has failed
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Podcast 

The Growing Problems with our Tax Code; James K. Glassman on G20 - Speaking of Taxpayers, Sept. 20

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Pete & Doug discuss the risks of maintaining our current tax system with NTUF's Michael Tasselmyer, who's authored a new analysis on the subject. Plus, James K. Glassman, former Undersecretary of State and current Visiting Fellow at AEI discusses
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Commentary Podcast 

"Strengthening the G20's Membership" Study Conference Call

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The complete conference call for the NTU-sponsored paper "Strengthening the G20's Membership" by James Glassman and Alex Brill. Their analysis shows how the current G20 includes economic outliers that do not make sense if there are logical standards f
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Blog 

Inside NoVA: Arlington taxpayers’ group laments latest ratings of local delegation

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Excellent work from the Arlington County Taxpayers Association (ACTA) as their work spreading the results of NTU's latest Rating of Congress appeared in Inside NoVA yesterday.
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Policy Paper 

Strengthening the G20’s Membership

by Alex M. Brill, James K. Glassman / /

Featuring a foreword by NTU President Pete Sepp.
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Blog 

Smoking Rates, Smuggling on the Rise in the Big Apple

by Lee Schalk / /

Despite the ungodly cigarette tax rates in New York City, the number of smokers in the Big Apple has reached 1 million people for the first time in years, according to the latest findings from New York City's Department of Health. Hate to say we told you
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Blog Podcast 

NTU’s Rating of Congress - Speaking of Taxpayers, September 19

by Douglas Kellogg / /

NTU Executive Vice President Brandon Arnold talks about NTU's annual Rating of Congress - and the Senate's dismal performance. NTUF's Dan Barrett discusses space exploration options and a new reality show that will feature a pair of Senators.
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