Economy at a Glance (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Overview of the Economy (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
National Debt Interest on the National Debt (Bureau of Public Debt--U.S. Dept. of the Treasury)
Economic Indicators (U.S. Department of Commerce)
White House: Jobs and Economic Growth
Consumer Confidence Index (The Conference Board, Inc.)
BUDGET AND SPENDING
Office of Management and Budget
Congressional Budget Office
U.S. Senate Committee on
U.S. House Committee on Appropriations
Government Accountability Office
"independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress...investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars."
Taxpayers for Common Sense
The Concord Coalition
Citizens Against Government Waste
National Taxpayers Union
Joint Economic Committee: Taxation
U.S. Congress: Joint Committee on Taxation
Internal Revenue Service
The Tax Foundation
"The mission of the Tax Foundation is to educate taxpayers about sound tax policy and the size of the tax burden borne by Americans at all levels of government." Founded in 1937.
Citizens for Tax Justice
"a 501 (c)(4) public interest research and advocacy organization focusing on federal, state and local tax policies and their impact upon our nation. CTJ's mission is to give ordinary people a greater voice in the development of tax laws."
Americans for Fair Taxation
advocates "a single-rate, federal retail sales tax collected only once, at the final point of purchase of new goods and services for personal consumption. Used items are not taxed. Business-to-business purchases for the production of goods and services are not taxed. A rebate makes the effective rate progressive."
for Tax Reform
advocates such ideas as permanent elimination of the Death Tax, cuts and eventual elimination of investment taxes, creation of Retirement Savings Accounts and Lifetime Savings Accounts, and fundamental tax reform in the form of a one-time, single-rate tax that exempts all savings from taxation.
FreedomWorks: The Flat Tax
President's Advisory Panel on
Federal Tax Reform
issued final report Nov. 1, 2005
POVERTY AND INEQUALITY
U.S. Census Bureau: Poverty
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Wikipedia: Gini Coefficient
Economic Policy Institute
"EPI was established in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers."
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
"...working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals."
U.S. Census Bureau: Foreign Trade Statistics
Office of the United States Trade Representative
Public Citizen: Global Trade Watch
CATO: Center for Trade Policy Studies
World Trade Organization
'08 PROSPECTS...Starting Points
KERRY, 1, 2
RICHARDSON, 1, 2
PATAKI, 1, 2
in Action 2004: Economy/Economic Growth
March 2, 2006--National Debt Clock in New York City.
Jan. 31, 2006--FY 2007 Budget documents at the Government Printing Office.
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