Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

Cigarette Taxes Lead to Dangerous Behaviors

New York State has the highest cigarette smuggling rate (58 percent of all cigarettes)...

The Tanning Tax: Another Casualty of Obamacare

The ACA imposes a tanning tax on hardworking American...

Rand Paul's 'Fair and Flat' Tax Proposal

Rand Paul's flat tax plan adds greater simplicity, lower rates for everyone and a more competitive system of corporate taxation...

Options for Federal Surface Transportation Reform

Current federal highway funding is unsustainable and the Highway Trust Fund is going bankrupt...

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...


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