Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

Where to Cut Government Spending

Over half of the federal government's spending in 2013 went toward transferring wealth through subsidies and benefit programs...

An Opening for Tax Reform

Since the recession began in 2007, the Congressional Budget Office's 10-year projections show that $4.9 trillion in revenues have been lost solely due to slower growth...

Impact of the Capital Gains Tax

Because the capital gains tax encourages consumption, fewer funds are invested; people who do invest are hesitant, due to the tax, to move from one investment to another, even if it would be better, thus slowing economic growth...

Why Per-Mile Tolling Is Better Than Fuel Taxes

A toll per-mile would allow funding to be funneled back to the highway providers in proportion to the amount of miles driven on each road...

Who Actually Pays Corporate Income Taxes?

Corporations can choose to offset their taxes by increasing their prices, passing on the tax to consumers in the form of more expensive goods and services...

Do Income Taxes Mean Less Work?

Income taxes reduce the overall labor supply...

Getting Rid of Tennessee's Investment Tax

Tennessee lawmakers are likely to repeal a 6 percent tax on investment income, taxing dividends and interest this year, which would move the state from the 15th best state for business up to the 11th...

America Should Learn From Past Success

Last year, the United States spent 55 percent more money than it did in 1999, while economic growth only increased 30 percent...

New Tax Would Increase Travel Costs

Tax advocates are looking to impose hotel occupancy taxes on online travel sites' service fees -- a short-term way to add more pennies to state coffers rather than actually deal with more fundamental fiscal problems...

The Earned Income Tax Credit and the Minimum Wage

The earned income tax credit is only available for working families and targets poverty much more effectively than does the minimum wage...


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