Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

Why the Individual Income Tax Affects Businesses, Not Just People

When many people think of "businesses" they think of "corporations," but the majority of businesses in the United States are not traditional corporations...

What Is a Rich Person's "Fair Share?"

The top 20 percent of earners pay 93 percent of all federal income taxes...

The War on Poverty Has Cost $22 Trillion

Since 1993, America has spent more on welfare than defense...

Raising Taxes on the Wealthy Would Hurt the Economy

By raising the capital gains tax, all income groups, not just the wealthy, would see lower after-tax incomes...

Pension Debt Burdens Will Fall on Millennials

The California pension system had $142.7 billion in unfunded liabilities as of 2012...

Obama Tax Credit Would Do Little to Help Families

President Obama is proposing to give families with two earners a $500 tax credit...

Capital Gains Taxes Should Go Down, Not Up

The president wants to raise the top tax rate on capital gains and dividends to 28 percent...

Growing Numbers of Americans Are Receiving Means-Tested Benefits

From 1963 to 2013, government transfers from entitlements were the fastest growing source of personal income...

Retiree Health Care Benefits Massively Underfunded

Just 11 states in the country have funded more than 10 percent of their retiree health care liabilities...

Disability Fund Running Dry

The federal disability fund is in trouble, with payments rising year to year as more workers enter the program...


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