System messages

Don't miss out! Log in or sign up to:

  • Bookmark listings to review later
  • Save your favorite searches
  • Receive daily emails of listings that interest you
  • Share listings with your network
  • Connect with your favorite organizations
  • Post opportunities for your organization
Log in Sign up

Actions on this page

Organization logo

Taxpayers for Common Sense

Nonprofit or community organization

Last modified: December 18, 2014, 3:48 AM


Taxpayers for Common Sense: Scrupulously accurate, aggressively nonpartisan, and doggedly persistent at eliminating government waste.

Founded in 1995, Taxpayers for Common Sense is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan budget watchdog that serves as an independent voice for American taxpayers. Our mission is to ensure that the federal government spends taxpayer dollars responsibly and operates within its means.

Our Operating Principles:

  • We watchdog government spending because it should reflect national priorities.
  • We generate timely, accurate analysis with rigorous attention to detail.
  • We promote common sense solutions to complex policy problems.
  • We maintain strict independence and do not take funding from anyone with a financial interest in our work.
  • We are aggressively nonpartisan and not affiliated with any party.
  • We choose to work on relevant and engaging issues that connect with the public in order to educate them about how the government manages taxpayer dollars.

We work with Congress. TCS works extensively with elected officials from both political parties. TCS positions are cited during floor debates, and TCS testifies frequently before congressional committees. Our 501(c)(4) affiliate organization, TCS Action, works to change policy through lobbying and other activities.

We sound the alarm in the media. TCS staff have discussed government waste on numerous national television programs, including NBC's Today Show and The CBS Evening News, as well as the ABC World News's "It's Your Money" and NBC Nightly News's "Fleecing of America" consumer news segments. TCS was the subject of a Bill Moyers Journal episode.TCS has also received coverage on Fox, Fox Business, CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC, as well local talk radio stations across the country. Our experts have been quoted thousands of times in major print media. For the past two years, we have been cited in 90 percent of the Top 100 newspapers in the United States.

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

We engage the public. Through our research, website, and public outreach, we educate the public about government waste and provide opportunities for taxpayers to make their voices heard in Washington.

TCS's activity stream

See all (12)

TCS's organizations

No connections yet. Click here to connect this organization with your own organization.

TCS's people

See all (6)
    Oshoveli Munashimue image

    Oshoveli Munashimue

    Washington, DC, US
    b ee image

    b ee

    new york, NY, US
    Justin Theal image

    Justin Theal

    Silver Spring, MD, US
    Erich image


    Washington, DC, US
    Ryan image


    Washington, DC, US
    Autumn image


    capitol hill, DC, US

Fairs Taxpayers for Common Sense is attending