NCPA's Bartlett To Explain Why Tax Cuts Aren't More Popular


WASHINGTON (Jan. 5, 2000) -- While taxes have reached an all time high, polls seem to suggest that interest in a tax cut couldn't be lower. Are the polls inaccurate or are Americans truly apathetic about how much of their pay is taken by the government? If they are accurate, what's causing it and how can conservatives change it? Discussing these issues and more, Bruce Bartlett, senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis, will be the featured panelist at a Policy Review briefing hosted by the Heritage Foundation on Thursday, Jan. 13.

As one of the nation's foremost experts on tax policy, Bartlett can provide important insight and analysis on all aspects of federal tax policy. He has recently critiqued tax proposals made by several presidential candidates including Gov. George W. Bush, Gary Bauer and potential Reform Party candidate Donald Trump, for such newspapers as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times and the Los Angeles Times.

WHAT: Heritage Foundation Policy Briefing "Why The Case For Tax Cuts Is Failing (And What Should Be Done About It)"

WHO: Bruce Bartlett, NCPA Senior Fellow; Stanley Collender, Senior VP, Fleishman-Hillard; Grover Norquist, President, Americans For Tax Reform

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, 10:00 A.M.

WHERE: Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium, Massachusett's Ave., NE

Bartlett writes a column on economic policy twice weekly which is nationally syndicated by Creators Syndicate. In 1987 and 1988, Bartlett served under Gary Bauer, who was then assistant to the president for domestic policy. Before joining the National Center for Policy Analysis, he was deeply involved in development and passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 as a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation from 1985-1986. In 1977, as a member of then-Congressman Jack Kemp's staff, he helped draft the famous Kemp-Roth tax bill, which formed the basis of the Reagan tax cut in 1981.