Democrats Resort to Same Tired Anti-Tax Reform Tactics

Congressional Democrats plotted their political approach to stop the GOP’s tax reform efforts well before Republicans had conceived, much less introduced, their plan. In Democrats eyes the actual policy choices contained in the plan, and the reasoning behind them, wouldn’t matter. What matters is selling Americans on one simple, politically resonant theme: That Republicans’ plan…
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GOP’s Tax Framework An Across-the-Board Win for America

President Trump and Republican Congressional leaders have released their plan for the most sweeping tax reform in decades. “This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity,” President Trump said in a speech after the tax reform framework was released. “I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. We’re going to cut taxes for the middle class, make…
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Want to Know the Power of Tax Reform? Look to Michigan

Republicans just released the framework of their tax reform proposal, the centerpiece of their legislative agenda and the last-best hope for pro-growth tax reform. “Too many people are struggling in America today. They pay too much in taxes. They feel stuck. They feel anxious. They are living paycheck to paycheck,” Speaker Paul Ryan said on…
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Liberals Groups Are Already Warning Democrats Not to Work With Republicans on Tax Reform

A lot has changed in the thirty one years since the last tax reform bill was passed through Congress. Mail went from stuffed mailboxes to electronic inboxes, cell phones went from brick sized rarities to pocket-sized computers, and social media went from water cooler talks to Facebook posts. But perhaps the biggest change is political…
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House Republicans Continue Tax Reform Push

The United States’ is currently suffering through a cultural anachronism: We have more news than ever before, yet it provides less information than ever before. The result is that we’re constantly being bombarded with salacious narratives, not hard news. Democrats, for their part, are basking in this strange political season. Rather than go toe-to-toe on…
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Toward a Tax Code for Tomorrow

A lot has changed in the last thirty years, especially for the economy. Technological advancements have given us instant access to a vast array of information, which has disrupted and upended entire industries. Similarly, the speed at which things travel has soared at the same time that costs have plummeted, opening up the global market…
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Are Democrats Pro-Tax Reform? Depends on the Year

There is a phenomenon in physics whereby the mere act of observing an event changes the outcome. This is perhaps most pronounced in the debate over whether light was composed of particles, which travel in a straight line, or waves, which travel in undulating ripples. Experiments have proven that when electrons are not observed, they…
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Tax Reform Debate Should Focus on Growing the Economy

This post will not be popular. Let’s get that out of the way at the beginning. The United States, like much of the developed world, is enjoying a populist moment, when the economic frustrations of those who feel left behind are bubbling up into our political system. And yet this is a post that isn’t…
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The Media Have Become Defenders of the Status Quo

Reform is meant to be hard. After all, things like health care and tax policy are infinitely complex, with overlapping incentives and disincentives created by an intricate web of legislation, regulation and economic behaviors. But it’s been made nearly impossible by a media who seems wedded to the status quo, regardless of the long-term impact.…
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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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