Newspaper Articles – Pete Sepp

Ex-Im Bank President’s Hearing Rang With Sounds of Government Cronyism

Stop the money machine; we’d like to jump off, please.

Taxpayer-Backed Bank Program TAG-ged for Termination

Ronald Reagan once said, “A government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.” If he were alive today, Reagan would probably be pleasantly surprised to discover n

‘Taxpayer Protection Act’ Hit by Groups on Both Left and Right

The so-called Taxpayer Protection Act is anything but, according to an array of free-market, taxpayer, environmental, and insurance organizations that warn the measure would put taxpayers on the ho

Congresional Agenda Item: Cutting Spending While Fixing Crumbling Infrastructure

Their election night parties have become distant memories, but members of Congress are still left with a major hangover: the unrelenting headache of a rising national debt.

Parde Named President of National Taxpayers Union

A face familiar to many Budget & Tax News readers has become the leader of an equally familiar pair of organizations.

Public Policy World Shocked by Death of John Berthoud

On September 27 the public policy community lost one of its most brilliant and capable leaders when 45-year-old John Berthoud passed away unexpectedly due to natural causes.

Tax Code Complexity Is Growing Burden

Americans who struggled to finish their tax returns in April needed more than a little aspirin and a lot of luck to cope with new filing burdens and increased costs, according to the nonpartisan Na

Few in Congress Want Spending to Be Reduced, NTUF Study Shows

Fewer than 1 in 10 members of Congress sponsored legislation last year that would have reduced federal spending, according to a new BillTally report issued by the nonpartisan National Taxpayers Uni

Bloated Budgets a Bipartisan Trend in Maryland, Study Shows

Government growth in Maryland has continued unabated without regard to taxpayers' interests, according to a new study from the nonpartisan National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF).

Top Half of U.S. Income Earners See Tax Burdens Grow

As the annual tax filing deadline approaches, many public officials traditionally use the occasion to launch into a debate about the airness of the nation tax laws.