Daily Policy Digest

Obama's Green Loan Program Dumps $2.2 Billion on Taxpayers

Nearly $1 billion in loans have already defaulted under the Energy Department program...

Is Patent Reform Protecting Pharmaceutical Patents?

The America Invents Act targeted "patent trolls" — companies that buy dubious patents and use them to sue businesses for infringement...

Flat Tax is a Fair Tax

High tax rates stifle innovation, work, investment and American competitiveness...

Fannie and Freddie Should Compete On a Level Playing Field

Nobody wants the old Fannie and Freddie back; nobody wants them to stay on indefinitely in conservatorship...

The United States Tax Code Is In Need of Serious Spring Cleaning

A corporate tax reform that lowered the U.S. tax rate would return the United States to international tax norms, ridding it of the dubious distinction of having the highest statutory tax rate in the world...

Massachusetts Could Soon Oversee Local Ride-Hailing Services

Governor Charlie Baker on Friday introduced legislation that would allow Uber, Lyft and other companies to operate under a new category of state supervision...

Low Rebates in Medicare Wasting Taxpayer Dollars

In 2012, Medicare received $10.3 billion in rebates for $66.5 billion worth of drug payouts while Medicaid received $16.7 billion in rebates and paid out about $35.7 billion...

New Teacher Evaluation Reforms in New York

Since 2009, more than 40 states have rewritten their teacher evaluation policies. Many schools struggled to implement them because school systems have neglected to manage classroom instruction for decades...

Congress Blames TurboTax for Billion Dollar Tax Fraud

Even though the Affordable Care Act threw $77 million at the tax fraud problem and instituted a glitzy new state-of-the-art anti-fraud center, Medicare fraud still climbed by $12 billion over 2010 levels...

The U.S. Tax Code: Get Married and Face Potential Penalties

Marriage penalties occur when two individuals with equal incomes marry; this is true for both high- and low-income couples...


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