Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

Facts and Myths about the U.S. Corporate Tax Rate

The corporate income tax rate in the United States is so high that it leads to inefficiency in taxation, because businesses plan extensively to avoid the tax, shrinking the tax base...

Seniors Spending More on Credit Cards, Mortgages

In 1989, the average credit card balance for 65 to 74 year olds was $2,100; that number has increased to $6,000 today, says National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow Pamela Villarreal...

The United Kingdom's Experience with Lower Corporate Tax Rates

Lowering the corporate income tax rate -- even substantially -- would not produce increased investment and other expected benefits if accompanied by a lengthening of asset lives...

Union-Funded Study Understates Public Pension Costs

A new union-funded study understates the costs of public employee pensions while overstating the costs of corporate welfare...

Problems with the President's myRA Plan

The president's myRA retirement accounts actually incentivize using the plan for immediate investment benefits, not long-term savings...

U.S. Fiscal Gap Is Unsustainable

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that our debt will reach 200 percent of gross domestic product (up from 73 percent today) by 2038 if the current fiscal gap situation continues...

Let States Decide Minimum Wage

A federal minimum wage that is actually high enough to help people in expensive states would be so high that it would hurt low-skilled workers in low-cost states...

A Social Security Reform that Benefits All

Retaining the current benefit structure will require an immediate and permanent increase in the Social Security payroll tax of 3.3 percentage points, according to a new study from the National Center for Policy Analysis...

States Debate How to Use New Revenue

As state budgets begin recovering from the recession and revenues increase, governors are looking to make some fiscal changes...

U.S. States $5 Trillion in Debt

States' combined $5.1 trillion debt is the equivalent of $16,178 per capita or 33 percent of yearly gross state product...


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