Taxpayers for Common Sense

A nonprofit organization

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Taxpayers for Common Sense is dedicated to cutting wasteful spending and subsidies in order to achieve a responsible and efficient government that operates within its means.

Misguided government subsidies destroy the environment, endanger public health, aggravate social and economic problems, and undermine true national security.

We believe we have a right – and a duty – to demand excellence, transparency, and accountability from our government.

We work with elected officials from both political parties | TCS positions are often cited during floor debates in Congress, and TCS testifies frequently before congressional committees.

We sound the alarm in the media |  TCS has discussed government waste on national TV, including the NBC Today Show, CBS Evening News, ABC's It's Your Money, NBC Fleecing of America; and from Fox and Fox Business to CNN to CNBC and MSNBC. TCS was the subject of a Bill Moyer’s Journal; appears on talk radio across the country; and has been quoted thousands of times across print and online media.TCS has been cited in 90% of the Top 100 newspapers for the last two years.

We assist grassroots partners | TCS helps grassroots citizen groups fighting boondoggles in their communities. We help get them media coverage and serve as their guide in the halls of power in Washington, D.C.

We engage the public | Through our investigations, public data sets, and online outreach, we highlight government waste, propose solutions, and provide opportunities for people to make their voices heard in Washington.

We encourage you to visit for more about
Taxpayers for Common Sense.  There, you can sign up for the “Weekly Wastebasket” – our take on a variety of federal budget issues.  Thank you for your support!


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Taxpayers for Common Sense

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Environment Community Economic Development




(202) 546-8500 ext. 113

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