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Improper Government Payments and the Tax Gap

Improper payments are defined as those made in incorrect amounts (mostly overpayments), to the wrong entity, or for the wrong reason. The Government Accountability Office [GAO] says these payments totaled $136.7 billion in fiscal year 2015...

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The Link Between Deficits and Debt

For the first time in five years, the Federal budget deficit increased in fiscal year 2016, rising to $587 billion from $438 billion in 2015. The increase stemmed from a sizeable excess of government spending over revenue.

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Obamacare's Harmful Effects and Broken Promises

Those most affected by Obamacare’s broken promises – individuals and families – struggle not only with rising costs of coverage and dwindling health care choices, but also Washington-directed mandates and penalties.

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A Resolution to Repeal Obamacare

Many Americans have health coverage, but not health care. This law must be repealed to prevent further harm and provide relief for all Americans.

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FY2016 Year-End Budget Results

FY2016 produced more of the same – lackluster economic growth, higher spending, and another large increase in the national debt.

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Improper Government Payments and the Tax Gap

Improper payments are defined as those made in incorrect amounts (mostly overpayments), to the wrong entity, or for the wrong reason. The Government Accountability Office [GAO] says these payments totaled $136.7 billion in fiscal year 2015...

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