Daily Policy Digest

Majority of Households Receive More in Government Payments than they Pay in Taxes

It is the top income quintile that is funding government transfer payments to the majority of American households after paying an average of $57,500 in federal taxes...

Cadillac Tax Will Hurt Employees

Obamacare's "Cadillac tax" will soon hit American consumers -- even those who do not have high-value health coverage...

State Unfunded Pension Liabilities at $4.7 Trillion

A new report from State Budget Solutions finds that state-level public pension plans are underfunded by a staggering $4.7 trillion as of 2014...

D.C. Code Restricts Affordable Housing Availability

In Washington, D.C., a group of architects have developed a community of miniature homes, but housing regulations threaten to keep the houses off the market...

Taxpayers Pay $9 Billion in Crop Insurance Subsidies

Crop insurance was a scheme developed by the federal government in the first half of the twentieth century to protect farmers against losses. It was expanded in 1980 when the federal government started paying one-third of the cost of premiums for farmers...

Distorting the Data to Show Income Inequality

Prominent studies on income inequality fail to take into account taxes, government benefits, nonmonetary compensation and the like. When those things are taken into account, the numbers change dramatically...

Medicaid Funding System Encourages More Spending

In 2013, there were 73 million Americans dependent on Medicaid. By 2024, that number is expected to reach 93 million...

Facing High Taxes, New Jersey Residents Want to Leave

Half of New Jersey residents want to leave New Jersey; 45 percent want to stay...

Debunking Myths Surrounding King v. Burwell

The Supreme Court recently announced that it will hear the case of King v. Burwell, in which plaintiffs have challenged the IRS's decision to grant subsidies to enrollees in federally-run exchanges...

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...


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