Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

New Rule Could Cut Into Restaurant Workers' Tips

A new IRS rule now requires that gratuity automatically collected for large parties be added into payroll, which means that workers will have to pay taxes on the tips and wait up to two weeks to get them...

The Cost of New Farm Bill Programs

Agricultural sector profits have increased by more than 100 percent over the last few years, yet the United States continues to provide billions of dollars of support to farmers...

Only Half of State Road Spending Is Covered by Gas Taxes and User Fees

In 2011, state and local governments spent $153 billion on highway, road and street expenses, but raised only $77.1 billion in user fees and user taxes...

Transition Cost Should Not Bar Pension Reform

If the full economic costs of defined benefit plans are accounted for, the costs of shifting to more sustainable models are eliminated...

War on Poverty at 50 -- Despite Trillions Spent, Poverty Won

Over, the last 50 years, the government spent more than $16 trillion to fight poverty...

Policies That Discourage Full-Time Work

A higher tax rate means less incentive to work full time and more incentive to work part time...

Fraud Still a Problem in Extended Unemployment Benefit Programs

States recorded some $7.7 billion dollars in improper unemployment insurance payments in 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Labor...

Inflation Leads to High Effective Capital Gains Tax Rate

The capital gains tax slows growth and constitutes a double tax on corporate profits; any time stock is sold above its purchase price, the gain from that sale is taxed...

Ending Farm Subsidies

According to a 2011 U.S. Government Accountability Office study, over 50 farms each received more than $500,000 in subsidies for crop insurance premiums...

Abolishing the Corporate Income Tax

When the corporate income tax is dropped to zero and lost revenue is replaced with somewhat higher personal income tax rates, the Tax Analysis Center's model demonstrates that investment will skyrocket, and output and real wages will rise dramatically, says NCPA Senior Fellow Laurence Kolitkoff...


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