National Tax Limitation Foundation

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The National Tax Limitation Foundation, or NTLF, was founded in 1976 as the education and research arm of the National Tax Limitation Committee. According to NTLF's website, its mission is:

  • To engage in educational and research activities which can facilitate structural change, reforms and discipline in government at all levels to assure constitutionally limited government as intended by the Founders of our Nation.
  • To sponsor and participate in a wide range of activities involving the tax limitation/balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution, state tax limitation measures, line-item veto, reducing the size and scope of federal functions and term limits for state and federal officeholders.

NTLF has:

  • Established the tax/spending limitation archives and library at Claremont McKenna College under the direction of Dr. Wm. Craig Stubblebine, Professor of Economics;
  • Provided design and drafting assistance for tax and expenditure limitation measures in states across the Nation;
  • Conducted a study of state/local government fiscal restraint devices under the direction of Dr. Barry Paulson (University of Colorado), which will generating a unique state/local government fiscal data base and identifing the most effective means of achieving fiscal discipline state by state, in conjunction with the American Legislation Exchange Council (ALEC)
  • Designed the tax limitation/balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution (NTLF's blue-ribbon drafting committee included Milton Friedman, James Buchanan, Paul McCracken, Bill Niskanen, Craig Stubblebine, Walter Williams, Robert Bork, Aaron Wildavsky, Robert Nisbet, Robert Carleson, to mention but a few)
  • Provided the research and education support for the ongoing effort to secure state resolutions for the balanced budget amendment pursuant to Article V of the US Constitution;

NTLF is registered as a 501(c)(3) political organization. The organization's 2005 tax return indicates that it had revenues in 2005 of less than $10,000.

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