Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

Corporate Income Tax: Reform Now

The United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development...

Universal Savings Accounts Could Improve Financial Planning

In Canada, the government's new budget increased the annual contribution limit on Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) from $5,500 to $10,000...

Federal Oversight Misses the Runway on Air Travel Improvements

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects the number of passengers carried annually to reach a record-high 775.8 million by fiscal year 2015...

Could Lower Taxes Replace the Child Tax Credit?

The Child Tax Credit currently provides over $57 billion in benefits to taxpayers...

Economic Growth Slowest in Estate Tax States

Estate and inheritance taxes have large compliance costs, have been shown to suppress entrepreneurship, and are among the most harmful taxes to economic growth...

Could Personally Owned Retirement Programs Replace Social Security?

Social Security currently faces $13.4 trillion in unfunded liabilities...

Consumption Taxes Make Up a Majority of Developed Nations' Revenues

On average, countries raise approximately 32.8 percent of their tax revenue from consumption taxes...

Social Security in Need of Reform

The number of Social Security beneficiaries is growing faster than the number of workers sup-porting them — the number of elderly will near¬ly double between now and 2034 while the number of new workers will only increase 16 percent...

Flat Tax is a Fair Tax

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

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...


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