March 27, 2018
American consumers and taxpayers are spending more on healthcare than they ever have been before. And, if nothing changes, costs will continue to eat into earnings and tax bills. Spending on healthcare is projected to increase by more than five percent every year until 2026, according to the federal government. Premiums and out-of-pocket spending will rise faster than inflation, wages, and economic growth. Rising premiums will inevitably cut into wages, as employers respond to increasing rates by garnishing paychecks. Taxpayers across the country will also pay dearly for the continued rise in costs, as 47 percent of all health care expenses will be borne by Uncle Sam by 2026. » Read More
March 20, 2018
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This article originally appeared in the Washington Examiner on March 19, 2018
There is no telling how many more “G”s will there be. Amid repeated upgrades to broadband, technology experts and pundits have asked time and time again whether technological improvements will continue to inch along. Whether 5G deployment (the latest and greatest “G”) is a walk in the park or a protracted nightmare depends largely on federal policy-making, with pivotal players at the Federal Communications Commission and Congress holding all the cards.
Taxpayers Protection Alliance Statement on President Trump’s Imposition of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum ImportsDavid Williams on
March 8, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, David Williams, President of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA), slammed President Trump’s announcement of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the United States. In a March 6 open letter signed by 30 free market organizations, TPA cautioned against the tariffs, citing the costs posed to consumers.
March 7, 2018
On March 6, 2018, TPA and 29 additional conservative groups joined together to send President Trump a coalition letter urging him to reconsider his proposed tariffs on aluminum and steel. While we appreciate President Trump's work cutting taxes and promoting America, tariffs on aluminum and steel will be a tax on the Middle Class with everything from cars to baseball bats to even beer being more expensive. You can find the full letter here. » Read More
March 5, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) reacted to President Trump’s planned tariffs on aluminum and steel, which were announced on March 1, 2018. TPA President David Williams voiced his frustration with the new policy, stating that, “We are extremely disappointed with the announced tariffs on steel and aluminum. These new taxes will mean price increases on everything from cars to baseball bats to even beer.” » Read More
February 28, 2018
On February 14, 2018, Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) President David Williams testified before the Georgia House Ways and Means Committee to urge lawmakers to support H.B. 877, which would significantly lower taxes on modified risk tobacco products that are authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As the full Georgia House of Representatives prepares to vote on H.B. 877, TPA reiterates its support of the legislation. » Read More
February 26, 2018
This article originally appeared on Economics21 on February 19, 2018
The nation’s space program often entails sucking billions of taxpayer dollars into black holes. The President’s FY 2019 Budget, released on February 12, gives taxpayers a pleasant break from space oddities. The Budget proposes the removal of government funding for the International Space Station (ISS) by 2024, turning the project over to the private sector. Already this proposal is receiving criticism from some fiscal hawks blindsided by their love for federal forays into space. » Read More
February 5, 2018
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This article originally appeared in Wired on February 5, 2018
When it comes to space policy, reliving the glory days too often means pouring billions of taxpayer dollars into black holes. Preliminary budget plans suggest that the Trump Administration will provide funding for Space Policy Directive 1, which tasks NASA with getting humans back to the moon for the first time in over 45 years. NASA is already testing the feasibility of using the Orion space capsule to get humans to and from alien worlds. President Trump’s directive, hatched from a unanimous recommendation from the National Space Council in June, has the agency eager to prove that it can once again taxi humans into space.
February 2, 2018
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This article originally appeared in The Daily Caller on February 1, 2018
When Super Bowl LII takes place in the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday, it will occur in the house that taxpayers built. In an ever-growing race to offer more and more subsidies to owners of professional sports franchises – with the National Football League being the king – Minnesota taxpayers forked over nearly $500 million of the $1.1 billion cost to build the replacement for the Metrodome. The amount of write-offs that are handed out to such teams are so outlandish that Minnesota has been eclipsed by three other NFL teams.
December 26, 2017
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This article originally appeared in The Daily Caller on December 20, 2017.
Despite the efforts of many to “drain the swamp” of special interests, lobbyists are still making gains in President Donald J. Trump’s Washington. While members of the House of Representatives are showing progress in fact-checking special interests’ claims, crony influence peddlers still have one piece of valuable leverage on their side: the limited time on members’ clocks.
December 22, 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) applauded President Trump for signing into law the first comprehensive tax reform package in 31 years. » Read More
Taxpayers Protection Alliance Congratulates House and Senate For Passing Comprehensive Tax Reform PackageGrace Morgan on
December 20, 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) congratulated the House and Senate for passing the first comprehensive tax reform package in 31 years.
December 19, 2017
The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA), representing millions of taxpayers across the country, urges the House of Representatives to vote YES for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. TPA is encouraged by the final tax reform package crafted by the conference committee. This legislation will provide comprehensive tax relief for millions of Americans. » Read More
December 11, 2017
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This article originally appeared in The Washington Examiner on December 11, 2017
Discoveries beyond the solar system are exciting, so long as the price tag remains hidden from the public view. NASA recently released a technical/cost analysis on their ambitious Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) to little fanfare. WFRIST, designed to provide a high-resolution mapping of the universe and explore planets outside our solar system (exoplanets), had its cost originally pegged at $3.2 billion. Now, the cost is expected to be around $4 billion due to the planned “technological demonstration” of expensive coronagraph equipment. And $4 billion may be low considering the inevitable cost overruns with any government project.
December 8, 2017
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On behalf of the undersigned organizations, representing millions of American taxpayers, we urge you to reject the unnecessary, overly broad relief recommended by the International Trade Commission in Inv. No. TA-201-76 – a safeguard investigation initiated by Whirlpool pertaining to the import of large residential washers. We urge you to carefully consider the effects of any relief that would harm American job creation, American economic growth, and investment in America. Whirlpool’s attempt to stifle U.S. competition and U.S. consumer choice by effectively prohibiting imports of washers and restricting access to parts is directly contrary to your job-creation agenda and the good work done by local leaders in South Carolina and Tennessee to attract investment by state-of-the-art manufacturers.
December 6, 2017
This article originally appeared on Townhall.com on December 5, 2017
It’s not healthy to dwell on the past. But, for the taxpayers across the country, it is important to learn from past mistakes. The continued problems with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), aka Stimulus Plan, is a good lesson as to what not to do. The nearly trillion-dollar spending package, passed on a party-line vote in 2009, was supposed to rocket the economy out of the recession. » Read More
December 2, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Taxpayers Protection Alliance congratulates the Senate for passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act early Saturday morning in a 51-49 vote. This is an important step in lowering taxes for all Americans and making America more competitive globally. » Read More
November 30, 2017
The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA), representing millions of taxpayers across the country, urges the Senate to vote YES for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Comprehensive tax reform is a necessity to push our economy forward. We must seize this critical opportunity to provide tax cuts for the middle class and bring American jobs back from overseas. » Read More
November 17, 2017
TPA President David Williams applauded the reform package, saying, "Leader McConnell, Chairman Hatch, and all members of Senate Finance Committee are working tirelessly to ensure that this package delivers tax cuts for all Americans. We are encouraged that this tax plan provides for a clearer tax code that taxpayers can finally understand. With our current tax code containing 2.4 million words, families and businesses are forced to spend considerable time and money in complying with the code’s intricacies.” » Read More
November 15, 2017
The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA), representing millions of taxpayers across the country, urges all members of the House of Representatives to vote for H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. H.R. 1 is an important step in overhauling the tax code. More than 31 years have passed since the last time comprehensive tax reform was passed. Since then, the tax code has ballooned to more than 2 million words and businesses have left the United States in search of lower taxes overseas. » Read More