Taxpayers for Common Sense – Site of the Day

Taxpayers for Common Sense: Site of the Day – Saturday August 2nd, 2014

Founded in 1995, Taxpayers for Common Sense is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan budget watchdog that serves as an independent voice for American taxpayers. Its mission is to ensure that the federal government spends taxpayer dollars responsibly and operates within its means.  Throughout its history, TCS has empowered citizen activists, the media, policymakers, and allies from across the ideological spectrum with the information and insight necessary to make government work for all.

Taxpayers for Common Sense is scrupulously accurate, aggressively nonpartisan, and doggedly persistent at eliminating government waste. The Taxpayers for Common Sense Board of Directors includes experts in a wide variety of issues and in nonprofit management. The board’s membership reflects perspectives from across the political and ideological spectrum.

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