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How Tax Reform 2.0 Could Impact Savings

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the tax bill passed in Congress last year, represents the most substantial change to the nation’s tax code in a generation. This change has greatly benefited the U.S.

Allen Johnson October 26, 2018
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FCC Commissioner Offers Commonsense Advice to Rural Utilities Service

Publicly-funded broadband overbuild is an ongoing problem across the country.  It is far easier to deploy new services alongside existing infrastructure than to build-out to those who remain in unserved areas. 

Deborah Collier September 11, 2018
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President Trump tweeted this week that "Tariffs are the greatest!" Farmers disagree.

The federal government will soon dole out around $12 billion in "temporary relief" to farmers adversly affected by President Trump's tariffs and trade war, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Tuesday.

Allen Johnson July 27, 2018
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Streamlining 5G Deployment

On June 28, 2018, Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced S.

Deborah Collier July 16, 2018
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DOE Prepares Bailout for Unprofitable Power Plants

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has said that the country has ample power to supply market needs. FERC in

Allen Johnson June 21, 2018
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House Subcommittee Concerned over "Too Big to Fail" Mentality at NASA

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the House of Representative’s Subcommittee on Space met to discuss the rising cost and schedule overruns at the National Aeronautics

Allen Johnson June 15, 2018
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Senate Farm Bill helps largest 10% of farm operations

Despite the election year rhetoric about fiscal discipline and deficits, as well as  advancing free-markets and trade, many lawmakers have sided with the influential farm lobby to continue doling out multi-millions of dollars to corporate...

Allen Johnson June 14, 2018
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The Internet is Alive and Well as of June 11, 2018

On June 11, 2018, the Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO) went into effect.  The hysteria over its impact nearly rivaled the doomsday scenarios created around January 1, 2000, when wild claims were made that every computer system in the world...

Deborah Collier June 11, 2018
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Rescission and the Trump Administration

Rescission is an abstruse presidential tool passed amid the Nixon administration under the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974.

Allen Johnson April 11, 2018
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Americans Continue to Pay More for Sugar

As people eat their leftover Easter candy from last weekend, they may want to think about how much they paid for all those treats.

Allen Johnson April 5, 2018
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An Open Internet Excludes Net Neutrality

There is a huge misunderstanding regarding net neutrality.  Silicon Valley dot-coms and big e-commerce corporations are pushing the idea that the Restoring Internet Freedom Order approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on December 14...

Deborah Collier February 27, 2018
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Gov. Walker Will Get Rid of Congress's Special Exemption Under ObamaCare

Citizens Against Government Waste was pleased to learn that presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker agrees that Congress and their official staff have been given a special exemption under the Affordable Care Act, better known as...

Elizabeth Wright August 26, 2015

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