Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

Obama Tax Proposal Would Reduce Charitable Giving by $9.4 Billion

President Obama has proposed to limit the value of charitable deductions for high-income households -- a move that will have a major negative impact on charitable giving...

Record Number of Americans Gave Up U.S. Citizenship in 2014

A record 3,415 individuals renounced their U.S. citizenship or long-term residency in 2014, according to a list released by the Treasury Department on Tuesday...

Unintended Consequences of Cigarette Taxes: Black Markets and Smuggling

A whopping 58 percent of the New York cigarette market consists of smuggled cigarettes...

Reining in Federal Spending

The debt recently reached $18 trillion -- approximately 101 percent of the United States' GDP...

Win the Super Bowl? Face a Big Tax Bill

There's another aspect to the Super Bowl that Americans might not have thought about -- taxes...

Cutting the Budget: Welfare Spending

The Heritage Foundation has released a new report suggesting 106 different ways to cut the federal budget and decrease the size of government...

Getting Rid of the Federal Gas Tax

Policymakers have renewed calls for a gas tax hike, but what about getting rid of the federal gas tax altogether?...

Reforming the Corporate Tax Code

America's statutory corporate tax rate is the highest in the developed world, and the tax code in general is not competitive internationally...

Obama's Retroactive Tax Proposal Is Bad Policy

President Obama's budget proposal includes a 14 percent tax on corporations' foreign earnings. The problem? It's a retroactive tax...

Obama's Budget Is Full of New Taxes

The president wants to limit contributions to tax-advantaged retirement accounts in order to bring the federal government $26 billion...


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