Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

States Reinstitute Work Requirements for Food Stamps

To receive food stamps, low-income, childless adults are generally required to work or participate in a work training program for a minimum of 20 hours per week...

Have We Won the War on Poverty?

Since Lyndon Johnson's launching of the War on Poverty in 1964, America has spent $22 trillion in taxpayer dollars on programs aimed at reducing poverty...

United States Ranks 32nd out of 34 on International Tax Competitiveness

Estonia has the most competitive tax system within the OECD...

What's the Cost of Filing Taxes? $37 Billion

With years of new legislation, regulations and changing tax policy, the tax code today is monstrous, weighing in at more than 70,000 pages...

When Spending More Can Save Money

After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2011, the United States' $128 billion surplus was quickly overtaken by a recession...

Pennsylvania Taxpayers Hit with Pension Costs

Pennsylvania taxpayers will soon be hit with a barrage of new taxes to pay for public employees' retiree benefits...

Why Are There So Many Errors in the EITC Program?

A full quarter of EITC payments in a single year can be the product of errors, costing taxpayers $14 billion annually...

The Consequences of Anti-Inversion Laws

Lately, tax policy talk has focused on "inversion" -- the process by which American companies re-domicile themselves abroad...

How Much Are Businesses Paying in Taxes?

Businesses paid $671 billion in state and local taxes in the 2013 fiscal year...

Illinois Pension System a Total Mess

In Illinois, many retired teachers are making twice as much in pensions as they earned during their time in the workforce...


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