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Tax and Spending Issues

Illinois' Wishy-Washy Taxes

Illinois has the highest sales tax rates in the Midwest, but per capita sales tax collections lag the national average...

Real, Simple (and Transparent) Tax Reform

The complex current Internal revenue Code along with Treasury Regulations, IRS Revenue Rulings, official opinions and judicial decisions comes at a huge cost...

What Percentage of the Population Participates in Government Assistance Programs Each Month?

According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, approximately 52.5 million (21.3 percent) people in the U.S. participated in major means-tested government assistance programs each month in 2012...

Cities, Not States, To Foot Incarceration Costs

Jails across the nation currently hold 730,000 people, which is more than three times what they held in 1983...

Should Social Security Be Privatized?

The best way to solve Social Security's long-term financial challenges is to privatize all of its components...

The Impact of Tax on Income Inequality

The states with the most regressive tax systems have above average pre-tax inequality...

Gov. Kasich's Tax Reform Proposal Can Boost Growth in Ohio

Ohio Governor Kasich's tax plan includes across-the-board income tax rate cuts of 23 percent, tax cuts for small businesses and an increase in the state's sales tax rate...

Can Cutting Corporate Tax and Revenue Neutrality Coexist?

Lawmakers would do well to rethink the self-imposed restriction of revenue neutrality and focus on creating the maximum amount of economic growth, even if that comes at the expense of federal revenues...

Was Kansas' Tax-Cut Experiment Successful?

Over the past two calendar years, private-sector jobs increased 5.6 percent in Kansas...

We Should Pursue Incremental Steps to Welfare Reform

Over the past 50 years, the United States has created an enormous, complex and costly welfare state...


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