Daily Policy Digest
Tax and Spending Issues
|Highway Trust Fund Basics: A Primer on Federal Surface Transportation Spending
The Highway Trust Fund is nearly insolvent...
|Raising the Estate Tax Lowers Aggregate Capital and Output
Increasing the estate tax has an economic cost...
|An Effective Way for States to End the Federal Income Tax
Texas could effectively end the federal income tax by using two surprisingly simple and straightforward legislative maneuvers...CATO INSTITUTE
|The Tax Burden on Personal Dividend Income In 2015
High tax rates on personal dividends are hurting American taxpayers...
|Health Care and its Financial Costs to States
High health care costs may push states into fiscal instability...
|Cigarette Taxes Lead to Dangerous Behaviors
New York State has the highest cigarette smuggling rate (58 percent of all cigarettes)...
|The Tanning Tax: Another Casualty of Obamacare
The ACA imposes a tanning tax on hardworking American...
|Rand Paul's 'Fair and Flat' Tax Proposal
Rand Paul's flat tax plan adds greater simplicity, lower rates for everyone and a more competitive system of corporate taxation...
|Options for Federal Surface Transportation Reform
Current federal highway funding is unsustainable and the Highway Trust Fund is going bankrupt...
|The Future of Social Security Looks Bleak
The Social Security trust funds could run out of money to pay promised benefits as early as 2029...