Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

United States Relies More on Individual Income Tax than OECD Peers

How does the United States' tax policy stack up to other developed nations? Compared to its peers in the OECD, the United States is more reliant on personal income taxes and less dependent on consumption taxes...

Getting Rid of Double Taxation of Corporate Income

Tax experts often decry the "double taxation" of corporate income...

What Many Do Not Realize about Businesses and Taxes

Many people believe that corporations receive excessive amounts of tax breaks; in reality, it is individuals -- not corporations -- that receive the vast majority of tax breaks...

Welfare Work Requirements Prompt Lawsuit

The federal food stamp program (more formally, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) imposes a work requirement for able-bodied adults without children...

Transition Costs: A Pension Reform Myth

As governments across the country face trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities in their public pension plans, policymakers have begun to suggest that governments transition from offering traditional defined-benefit plans to defined-contribution plans instead...

Government Wastes Your Money on Golf Courses, Manure Marketing

The Federal Aviation Administration spent $5 million to renovate a golf course in South Dakota...

Most Private Sector Workers Employed in Pass-Through Companies

Sole proprietors, limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships and S-corporations now make up more than 50 percent of all business income...

Tennessee Voters to Decide Whether to Ban an Income Tax

Since 2000, the nine states without an income tax have had higher median employment growth that the nine states with the highest marginal income tax rates...

Think Halloween Candy Is Expensive? Thank Federal Sugar Subsidies

As Americans prepare for trick-or-treaters on Friday, many are finding that candy is not exactly cheap...

Injecting Work Incentives into the Social Security Disability Program

Many individuals enrolled in the SSDI program are actually able to work, at least to some degree, but they choose not to for fear of losing SSDI benefits...


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