There Are No Losers in Corporate Tax Reform

Health care reform is incredibly challenging because there will always be winners and losers from any change. Tax reform is similarly difficult because inevitably some will pay more and others will pay less with any given plan. “Fairness” simply lies in the eyes of the beholder when constructing these types of reforms. But when it…
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Obama’s Recycled Reforms Are Taxing Our Patience

Presidents, first and foremost, are leaders. They are intellectual leaders who guide the country down new paths. They are military leaders who guide the nation’s men and women into armed conflict. They are political leaders, who use their clout and power to reshape the partisan landscape. But most of all, they are leaders of men,…
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Tax Code Ripe for a Spring Cleaning

It’s indisputable that our Tax Code is an absolute mess. The Code has grown so big that there are legitimate disputes about its actual length (3.4 million words seems to be the average). Such growth is “natural” as Congress begins to hand out favors (some well intentioned, others not) and special interests weasel their way…
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Baby Carrots and Big Sticks – The Failure of Obama's Tax Plan

When it comes to collecting taxes the government’s options can be broken down as carrots and sticks. Carrots are pursuing reforms that encourage more people to drop tax avoidance schemes and pay the tax. Sticks are trying to implement penalties to try and make people pay a tax. In his latest tax plan, released yesterday,…
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