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...


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