Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

The House Funds Transportation and Housing

Republicans allotted $1.13 billion for Amtrak, down from $1.4 billion Congress approved for 2015. The sharp drop provoked heavy criticism from Democrats...

New Tax Package in Nevada

Nevada's new cigarette taxes, currently set at 80 cents per pack, will rise markedly to $1.80 per pack under the new tax package...

Not All Disabilities are Alike

As of December 2013, there were 10.2 million individual disabled workers, disabled widowers or disabled adult children receiving Social Security Disability...

Should Congress Expand the Childless Worker Earned Income Tax?

Supporters of the Childless Worker Earned Income Tax believe it will increase labor force participation and employment, as well as reduce poverty among key demographic groups...

How Congress Should Reform Business Tax

The American people will greatly benefit when Congress fully implements business tax reforms because economic growth, job creation and wages will grow sharply...

Chamber of Commerce Spends Big to Save Export-Import Bank

Getting the federal government out of export financing would save taxpayers from having to cover the bank's $2 billion shortfall projected over the next decade...

Are Inventors Moving to Avoid High Taxes?

If inventors and scientists are important contributors to economic growth, then their migration in response to tax progressivity is a potential cost of such a policy...

Illinois' Wishy-Washy Taxes

Illinois has the highest sales tax rates in the Midwest, but per capita sales tax collections lag the national average...

Real, Simple (and Transparent) Tax Reform

The complex current Internal revenue Code along with Treasury Regulations, IRS Revenue Rulings, official opinions and judicial decisions comes at a huge cost...

What Percentage of the Population Participates in Government Assistance Programs Each Month?

According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, approximately 52.5 million (21.3 percent) people in the U.S. participated in major means-tested government assistance programs each month in 2012...


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