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Liberal Lawmakers Trying to Bail Out Private Pensions With Taxpayer Money

Last year, liberal lawmakers wanted to bail out the United Mine Workers of America’s pension plan to the tune of roughly $6 billion. This year,… Read More

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Killing the Obamacare Tax Penalty Would Not Amount to a Tax Increase

Only in Washington can removing a tax penalty be considered a tax increase. The proposed tax overhaul that is quickly making its way through Congress… Read More

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Posted in Constitutuional Issues, taxes

Why Setting the Corporate Tax Rate to Benefit Wealthy Taxpayers and High-Tax States Is a Terrible Trade-Off

Tax reform that broadens the tax base, reduces unfair and distorting loopholes and deductions, and cuts marginal tax rates promises to grow the economy. Yet… Read More

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Posted in Constitutuional Issues, taxes

Most Retirees Would Save Money Because of Tax Reform. Here Are Some Key Examples.

The proposed House and Senate tax reform bills that lawmakers are currently merging into one would mean tax cuts for most Americans. Nevertheless, change—even good… Read More

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Posted in Constitutuional Issues, taxes

Why Eliminating Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Should Be Part of Tax Reform

Obamacare’s individual mandate survived the Supreme Court’s 2012 ruling on the Affordable Care Act solely because the court interpreted the insurance requirement as a “tax.”… Read More

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Posted in Constitutuional Issues, taxes

In Charts, How These 7 Taxpayers’ Bills Would Change If Tax Reform Was Enacted

How will you fare if the GOP tax plan is enacted? Well, on net, most Americans will see a significant tax cut under the proposed… Read More

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Posted in Constitutuional Issues, taxes

How Tax Reform Would Simplify Taxes for Tens of Millions

Lawmakers have long championed a system that allows Americans to fill out their tax returns on a postcard. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act proposed… Read More

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Posted in Constitutuional Issues, taxes

New Bill Would Make It Easier to Fire Federal Employees

It’s hard to cut back on federal employees, but a new bill making its way through the House would make it a little bit easier…. Read More

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Posted in Constitutuional Issues, Politics

This Tax Deduction Forces Americans to Subsidize High-Tax States

Every year when Americans file for their tax returns, the federal government allows them to deduct their state and local taxes, including their property taxes…. Read More

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Posted in Constitutuional Issues, taxes

Property Tax Deduction Is a Huge Boon to Wealthy Taxpayers, Not Average Americans

Tax reform is supposed to be about lowering rates and getting rid of deductions and credits to help generate higher economic growth, and to let… Read More

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Posted in Constitutuional Issues, taxes