Taxes

The Armey Flat Tax

The Freedom and Fairness Restoration Act would scrap virtually all current deductions, credits, exclusions and exemptions, as well as the five current tax brackets. In their place, it would establish…

Do Higher Cigarette Taxes Make Sense?

Higher cigarette taxes do help fund health care reform, but they will take most of the money from the families that can least afford it.

Should 85 Percent of Social Security Benefits Be Taxed?

President Clinton proposes to increase the tax on Social Security benefits. Although the administration calls this an "entitlement spending reduction," what it proposes is a tax that will fall primari…

Federal Budget Issue: Do We Need an Energy Tax?

Bill Clinton's economic program calls for some $295 billion in taxes over the next five years. To put this tax hike in perspective: the adminis-tration's tax proposal is about twice the size of Presid…

President Clinton's Economic Plan

The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) has completed a fonnal forecast of the effects of President Clinton's economic plan. The forecast assumes adoption of the plan in full, including all tax…

Bill Clinton's Economic Plan

Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton's economic program consists primarily of higher spending, higher taxes and private sector mandates. Although Clinton claims that his program would stimul…

America's Unfairest Taxes: Tariffs and Quotas

Today, there are more than 8,757 tariffs - plus vast numbers of quotas, so-called voluntary import restraints and other import restrictions. All too often these barriers to trade impose their greatest…

Jerry Brown's Tax Plan

Jerry Brown is advocating the most comprehensive tax refonn plan that has been seriously proposed by a presidential candidate in modern times. The plan would abolish the Social Security (FICA) payroll…