Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

The Future of Social Security Looks Bleak

The Social Security trust funds could run out of money to pay promised benefits as early as 2029...

More Work, Less Welfare

The only way to truly reduce poverty and finally get the economy going again for working-class Americans is to create greater opportunity for the economically disadvantaged...

Tax Reform Should Focus On Improving Competitiveness

Lowering the 35 percent federal corporate tax rate to 26.3 percent with no offsets would increase the level of GDP by more than 2 percent over the next decade...

Texans Pushing Back Against Toll Roads

Companies that build and operate toll roads have proposed a number of new ones and the public seems to be pushing back...

Do Unemployment Insurance Benefits Encourage Reemployment?

Long-term benefits reduce incentives to work and diminish the skill levels and employability of the unemployed...

Is North Carolina Setting the Tax Code Standard?

North Carolina has improved its ranking in the State Business Tax Climate Index from 44th to 16th and tax revenues exceeded projections by $400 million this year...

The United States Could Learn From Canada's Corporate Tax Plan

The buzz surrounding Canadian tax increases is indicative of just how influential corporate taxes are on overall economic growth...

Farmers Hit Hard by the Estate Tax

American farmers and small business owners are hardest hit by the estate tax, while cash-rich Americans avoid it...

Congress Should Avoid Revenue Neutral Corporate Tax Reform

One of the main issues surrounding corporate-only tax reform is that it does not attempt to reform the tax code for the majority of businesses in the United States...

The House Funds Transportation and Housing

Republicans allotted $1.13 billion for Amtrak, down from $1.4 billion Congress approved for 2015. The sharp drop provoked heavy criticism from Democrats...


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