Taxpayers for Common Sense
Founded in 1995, TCS, a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan budget watchdog, 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. At TCS, we believe that government waste costs more than just money. Misguided government subsidies do more harm than good by endangering public health, aggravating social and economic problems, and undermining true national security. We fight for a smart government that lives within its means. We believe in making decisions based on evidence and value. We believe that the decisions on how to spend our tax money should be transparent. And we believe we have a right – and a duty –to demand excellence and accountability from our government.
The core strategy of TCS has remained the same throughout our history: we eschew ideology and work with individuals and organizations from all political perspectives to build support for common sense reforms. TCS works to transcend partisanship and attract the widest possible audience to help build something Americans can believe in: a government that inspires trust and makes more sense. TCS empowers the national and local media and citizen activists by providing them with the information, insight and necessary tools to help them report on and advocate for responsible spending priorities. Additional information about TCS and our work may be found at: www.taxpayer.net.
TCS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, age, personal appearance,
disability, veteran status, family responsibilities, marital status,
political affiliation, matriculation, genetic information, or any other
status protected by applicable law.