Daily Policy Digest

New Regulations Cost $181.5 Billion in 2014

The $181.5 billion cost of new regulations is equal to $567 per American...

Should Lawmakers Raise the Gas Tax?

With the money in the Highway Trust Fund dwindling, some lawmakers have been pushing for a higher gasoline tax...

Three Ways to Spark Economic Growth

While the American economy grew at its highest rate in 11 years in the third quarter of 2014, much can still be done to improve economic growth...

Government Seizes Private Property under Forfeiture Laws

Civil forfeiture allows the government to take people's property, even if a person has not been charged with a crime...

Taxpayers Lost Almost $10 Billion on Auto Bailout

The federal government finally announced an end to the auto industry bailout...

Real Educational Choice: Education Savings Accounts

Education savings accounts (ESAs) work like partial vouchers, allowing families more control and choice over where their children's educational dollars go...

2015 Obamacare Enrollees Receiving Higher Subsidies

More 2015 enrollees are receiving government subsidies than did their 2014 counterparts...

What Is the Youth Minimum Wage?

Federal law allows employers to offer wages below the federal minimum to workers under the age of 20 for up to three months...

No Health Benefit from Cigarette Tax Hikes

Current smokers -- already willing to shell out a significant sum for cigarettes -- are unlikely to be deterred by further tobacco taxes...

Postponing Student Loans Masks Debt Problem

When students are paying back loans, they have the option to postpone their loan payments for up to three years -- a benefit known as "forbearance"...


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