The List of Companies Offering Tax-Reform Fueled Bonuses and Wage Increases Continues to Grow

Congratulations America. Not only have you managed to maintain life on earth, but you’ve successfully navigated Armageddon! What a fantastic start to the New Year. Confused? Remember back to December when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed: “If [Republicans tax bill] goes through, kiss life on earth goodbye. The debate on health care is like…
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Tax Reform Caps Off A Productive Year for Republicans

As we approach the end of President Trump’s first year in office it’s worthwhile to remember just how low pundit’s expectations of his time in office were: “Trump is headed for a do-nothing presidency…I see him making Carter look dynamic and accomplished by comparison.” wrote Josh Barro in Business Insider. “This is what always happens…
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Workers Already Reaping a Tax Reform Windfall

President Trump made a bold promise in November, one that few outside of Congressional Republicans believed could be done. “We’re working to give the American people a giant tax cut for Christmas,” President Trump said at the White House. “We are giving them a big, beautiful Christmas present in the form of a tremendous tax…
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Democrats Will Rue Their Decision Not to Negotiate on Tax Reform

Republicans accomplished what once seemed impossible, passing the largest federal tax reform package in decades. The landmark legislative victory put sizable tax cuts in the stockings of the middle class and larger wages under the tree of workers. But to hear Democrats tell it, they were the recipients of a Christmas miracle. In their minds,…
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Despite Democrat Doom and Gloom, GOP Tax Reform is Already Putting More Money in Americans’ Pockets

“I have said that this was stiff competition by some of the other things they have put forth, is the worst bill in the history of the United States Congress,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said of the Republicans tax proposal. Never mind the fact that Congress once passed the Alien & Sedition Acts (allowed…
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Republicans’ Appear Poised to Complete Tax Reform Promise

Congressional Republicans unveiled the most significant reforms of the nation’s tax code in more than three decades on Friday evening, putting them on a path to fulfill their goal of passing reform prior to Christmas. Nearly everyone will find a gift for themselves under this impressive Christmas tree. Families will enjoy across-the-board rate reductions, allowing…
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Tax Reform Used to Be a Bipartisan Endeavor. What Happened?

A lot has changed in the thirty one years since the last true tax reform bill was passed through Congress. Fueled by enormous advanced in technological innovation, almost everything, and everyone, is just a few finger taps away from being delivered to you in some form. These changes have pushed, and will continue to push,…
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November Jobs Report Crushes Expectations, Sets Stage for Strong Year-End Finish

The U.S. economy added 228,000 new jobs in November, substantially besting the 195,000 increase in jobs that economists predicted. The unemployment rate stayed at 4.1 percent, the lowest rate in seventeen years. Although this figure is unchanged, the labor force participation rate continues to increase, along with the size of the labor force generally, indicating…
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The Debate Over Tax Reform’s “Winners and Losers” Masks Its Real Value

Sometimes it’s not about picking your battles, it’s about picking your battlefields. Democrats exercised this principle to perfection in the debate over tax reform. What should have been a debate on the Republican-friendly territory of economic growth instead got turned by Democrats and complicit media into a zero-sum discussion about winners and losers. “Winners and…
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Senate Republicans Push Historic Tax Reform One Step Closer to Reality

Tax reform is hard. Not just hard, nearly impossible. The tax code has been slowly turned into a minefield of competing credits, deductions and loopholes, essentially guaranteeing that any attempt at reform will have unintended side effects on one or another group of taxpayers. For a while, it looked as though the Senate would not…
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