Government spending has dominated both the media and debate on Capitol Hill in recent weeks, with both parties becoming increasingly polarized and deadlocked, creating little progress in bringing the federal budget back in line. While much of the debate has revolved around the traditional topics of tax increases and discretionary spending, one area that has [...]
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Letter from Washington: Simplifying tax code is important, too
The debate over higher or lower tax rates is important. But what you tax and how you tax it is just as important.
Tax breaks and loopholes in the US tax code are a frequent debate point for both Republicans and Democrats, but are legislators truly seeking to close these tax breaks when many of them are adding even more, including President Obama himself? In a new article by Paige Winfield Cunningham in the Washington Times, Paige argues [...]
Letter from Washington: A flood floor vote, corporate taxation and Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan
Heartland Institute Vice President Eli Lehrer discusses the upside of 9-9-9, the downside of taxing corporations and the murky side of the flood insurance reform debate.
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