Tag: Budget and Tax Policy
Why President Trump Should Give Up on the Wall, and Why He Won’t

Backing down on the wall and blaming it on the Democrats will cost him nothing politically.

Promises, Promises: Financing President Trump’s Wall

President Trump is going back on his campaign promise of making Mexico pay for “the wall”.

Polarizing Ideology

With polarization has come intolerance: people abandon their friends and family when they seem to have the wrong political views.

SCOTUS Ruling on Sales Tax a Gift for In-State Retailers

Special interest politics is behind the Supreme Court’s decision.

Frederick Douglass: Lion of Individualist Liberalism

Blight, the Yale historian, is hardly unique in his misrepresentation of the classical liberal tradition.

Fundamental Principles of Income Tax Reform

As 2017 was rushing to its end, the U.S. House and Senate passed different versions of income tax reform legislation, one of the Trump Administration’s top policy priorities. If a reconciled bill emerges from conference committee and is approved by majorities in both chambers of Congress before year’s end, the legislative effort would fulfill...
Read More »

Partisan Politics Disenfranchises the Minority Party

The House and Senate have each passed their versions of a tax reform bill. Those bills now go to a conference committee consisting of members of the House and Senate to reconcile their (minor) differences so that both houses can vote on and pass the same bill. The conference committee is just a formality....
Read More »

Tax Tinkering

It appears the Congress is getting closer to passing a tax reform bill. While there are differences between the current House and Senate versions, they are close enough that it is easy to see that they can be reconciled and tax reform legislation can be passed this year. Reform on the individual income tax...
Read More »

Don’t Shed Any Tears over the Repeal of Cook County’s Soda Tax

On Wednesday, the commissioners of Cook County, Illinois, repealed the controversial soda tax that went into effect in August of this year. December 1, 2017, will be the first day residents of Cook County will no longer be required to pay a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar sweetened beverages—and they’re better off without it. Although...
Read More »

Tax Reform Is a Scam: Tell Us What We Really Pay!

In another post, Randall Holcombe rightly notes the pressing need for tax reform. Holcombe argues that Trump’s proposed tax reform is “an improvement over the current system.” That may be true; time will tell. Yet, today my news feed reports nonchalantly that the Republican Congress passed a budget in excess of $4 trillion. That...
Read More »

  • Catalyst
  • MyGovCost.org
  • FDAReview.org
  • OnPower.org
  • elindependent.org