Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

Ex-Im Benefits a Few, Has Minor Impact on Exports

In 2013, the top 10 Ex-Im beneficiaries received 75 percent of Ex-Im subsidies...

Should the United States Expand the Child Tax Credit?

Some pundits argue that expanding the child tax credit would help Republicans politically, but others argue that the subsidy is an entitlement that should not be extended...

Phoenix Police Conduct Union Business on the Taxpayer Dime

An obscure portion of the city of Phoenix's labor contracts allows police officers and other public employees to conduct union work while being paid by Arizona taxpayers...

The Problem of Taxing Online Sales

State and local governments have lost $23.3 billion in uncollected tax revenue due to the difficulty of collecting taxes associated with online commercial activity...

Social Security Reform Would Benefit Workers

Since 2010, Social Security benefit payments have exceeded revenues, and the deficit is only growing...

Making Bonus Expensing Permanent

Making bonus expensing permanent would encourage firms to acquire more equipment and capital which, in turn, would expand production, raise productivity and boost wages and employment...

Do Higher State Taxes Hurt the Economy?

Florida, Nevada, Washington and Tennessee (four of the nine states without a personal income tax) are among the top 10 states that have gained population from 1989 to 2005...

Don't Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank

Larry Kudlow explains why Congress should oppose the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank...

Permanently Banning the Internet Tax

The federal ban on state internet taxation is set to expire on October 31, 2014...

The Consequences of the "Great Society"

In the 50 years since the onset of the "Great Society," the United States has spent nearly $22 trillion and implemented 80 welfare programs...


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