A taxpayer advocacy group claims that a new delivery service is just an attempt by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to avoid making "real reforms".
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Of the 100 programs and $25 billion in wasteful government spending identified by Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn in the latest installment of his annual "Wastebook", 18 programs costing taxpayers more than $345 million involved direct or indirect subsidies to private businesses. (RELATED: Animals Forced To Run On Treadmills And Other Important Federal Budget Items)
For all that separates the Republican and Democratic parties, there is still broad bipartisan consensus in favor of taxpayer-funded handouts for influential corporations.
Record agricultural output is pushing crop prices down, meaning farm subsidies could exceed projections by several billion dollars, according to Bloomberg.
Does the Federal Highway Trust Fund need a boost from high gas tax revenues?
Although state governments tend to be less than forthcoming on the matter, researchers are beginning to shed light on the extent to which states subsidize private businesses.
How high are U.S. corporate tax rates compared to the rest of the world? It's a matter of some dispute.
More than three-quarters of mid-sized businesses reported experiencing tax increases in the past year as a result of the 2012 fiscal cliff tax deal, according to a report by the consulting firm McGladrey LLP.
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling said Tuesday that he is confident the Export-Import Bank will expire when its charter runs out on June 30.
There is "virtually no evidence" that the use of eminent domain for private redevelopment increases state or local tax revenue, and "some limited evidence" that the practice may even depress future tax revenues, according to a study by the Mercatus Center.
North Carolina's film tax credit will expire at the end of the year, prompting some Tar Heels to reconsider whether incentives to attract businesses to the state are ultimately beneficial.
A Cincinnati city council member is firing back at a restaurant owner who is demanding the city forgive part of a sizeable loan made to attract the business to the city.
Tom Ervin, the self-described "independent Republican" running for governor of South Carolina, released a report Friday accusing incumbent Gov. Nikki Haley of "using a 'pay-to-play' strategy to pump contributions into her re-election campaign."
The Export-Import Bank reported turning its fiscal 2014 profits over to the U.S. Treasury on Thursday, but opponents counter that those profits are illusory.
A Boeing official said that closing the Export-Import Bank would be comparable to "Armageddon" for the aircraft maker, according to Bloomberg.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced at the New York Global Summit, "New York is going to be the first state in the nation that forms its own [Export-Import] bank."
Employment disincentives contained in Obamacare will likely reduce the nationwide weekly employment rate by at least 3 percent, according to a study released by the Mercatus Center on Tuesday.
Debate over the government's decision to confiscate the profits of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac "is not going to go away with one district court decision," according to Ralph Nader.
Not everyone can receive Export-Import Bank subsidies as supporters claim, according to research by Veronique de Rugy of the Mercatus Center.