Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

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...

Wyoming Ranks Best, New Jersey Worst, for Business Taxes

The Tax Foundation has released its annual business tax climate index, ranking the fifty states for the strength of their tax systems for business...

Fixing the Tax Code

Full of mismatched incentives, the American tax code is in dire need of reform, yet there has been relatively little pressure from families on Congress to make necessary changes...

Imposing a Single Subject Rule on Federal Legislation

Americans have become used to the laws that come out of Congress -- bills are massive and can reach thousands of pages, making reading them all but impossible...


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