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The podcast dedicated to making sense of the budget, spending, and tax issues facing the nation. Cut through the partisan rhetoric and talking points for the facts about what's being talked about, bandied about, and pushed in Washington. Budget Watchdog AF is brought to you by Taxpayers for Common Sense.

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The podcast dedicated to making sense of the budget, spending, and tax issues facing the nation. Cut through the partisan rhetoric and talking points for the facts about what's being talked about, bandied about, and pushed in Washington. Budget Watchdog AF is brought to you by Taxpayers for Common Sense.

    Ep 27 Oil and Gas Leasing Reform and the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

    Ep 27 Oil and Gas Leasing Reform and the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

    It took 100 years, but Congress is poised to pass the first update to the onshore oil and gas royalty rate since 1920.  It's all part of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.  TCS Vice President Autumn Hanna, and Research Analyst Mia Huang, join TCS President Steve Ellis for deep dive on the IRA provisions that directly impact reform in the federal oil and gas leasing program.  Hit play to learn about oil and gas leasing reforms, and increase to the onshore royalty, rental rates, and the new minimum bid in lease auctions.

    • 20 min
    Ep 26 Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

    Ep 26 Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

    Who doesn’t love a summer surprise? Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, comes courtesy of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV).  So, what’s in it and will it live up to its name? TCS President Steve Ellis and Senior Policy Analyst Joshua Sewell have the details in this episode of the Budget Watchdog AF podcast. 

    • 22 min
    Ep 25 National Defense Authorization Act

    Ep 25 National Defense Authorization Act

    In Washington D.C. this mid-July, 2022, the days are long.  The temperatures are high.  And the legislative headwinds on Capitol Hill are reaching gale force.  In this kind of charged and volatile political environment, it is critical that budget watchdogs keep their eye on the ball.  What ball?  The money! And – nowhere – do we --the American Taxpayers -- spend more money than at the Pentagon.  So, hit play and join host Steve Ellis and TCS Senior Policy Analyst, Wendy Jordan, for an illuminating ride into the darkness of the congressional appropriations process. 

    • 29 min
    Ep 24 Fireworks, Beaches and Bridges

    Ep 24 Fireworks, Beaches and Bridges

    Happy 4th of July, BWAF faithful! Do you know the old saying, “More bang for your buck”? 
    Well, this year, when it comes to fireworks on America’s birthday – the mantra is now, "More Bang? More Bucks!" Host Steve Ellis is joined by Josh Sewell – TCS Senior Policy Analyst… to explode the myths about why costs are soaring skyward.

    • 24 min
    Ep 23 Combating Inflation

    Ep 23 Combating Inflation

    The Biden Administration has said it is throwing everything at tackling inflation. And it is quite clear that it is not going to be solved by quick fixes. TCS President Steve Ellis and Senior Policy Analysts Josh Sewell and Wendy Jordan spell out how Congress and the administration can remove federal policies distorting the playing field for the benefit of special interests and driving up costs for taxpayers.

    • 32 min
    Ep 22 The Farm Bill with Special Guest Dr. Joe Glauber

    Ep 22 The Farm Bill with Special Guest Dr. Joe Glauber

    Are America’s green fields lined with taxpayer dollars? In this episode of Budget Watchdog AF, host Steve Ellis and TCS Ag experts, Joshua Sewell and Sheila Karpf plow fertile ground with a very special guest.  Dr. Joe Glauber served as Chief Economist at the US Department of Agriculture from 2008-2014, and in total, spent more than 30 years at USDA. Hit play and hear how much more is in the Farm Bill than you probably realized.

    • 40 min

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