Tag: Taxation

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  • Myth of the Day: Income Distribution is Increasingly Inequitable image

    Myth of the Day: Income Distribution is Increasingly Inequitable

    One of the most prevalent claims, voiced particularly loudly by progressive groups, is that the United States has become a nation of have’s and have-not’s.  Progressives rely heavily …

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    Government Accountability Office Releases Annual Waste Report

    Every year, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) releases a report, first commissioned by Sen. Tom Coburn, detailing instances of waste and duplication by federal agencies.  This year the waste …

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    Happy Tax Freedom Day!

    Each year, the Tax Foundation releases a report on Tax Freedom Day – the day when the annual tax burden is paid off and people are able to keep …

  • Myth of the Day: Lower Tax Rates are Bad for the Economy image

    Myth of the Day: Lower Tax Rates are Bad for the Economy

    Our blog post on Myth #1 explained why it is untrue to assume that increased government spending (economic stimulus proposals in particular) leads to increased economic growth.  Today’s myth …

  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Long on Opinion, Short on Research image

    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Long on Opinion, Short on Research

    The Left-wing Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is out with a new essay attacking the economic basis for low tax, free-market, limited government policy proposals like those laid out in  …

  • Calling for Excessive Cell Phone Taxes? Please Press One image

    Calling for Excessive Cell Phone Taxes? Please Press One

    By Michael Lambert If you’re subscribing to a cell phone in Washington State, you might want to consider becoming an Oregonian, where lower cell phone taxes are markedly cheaper. According …

  • Myth of the Day: Increased government spending stimulates the economy during recessions image

    Myth of the Day: Increased government spending stimulates the economy during recessions

    As state legislatures consider fundamental tax reform this session, ALEC’s Center for State Fiscal Reform recently released Tax Myths Debunked, a study that clarifies seven main misconceptions about tax policy. Co-authors …

  • Preparing for an Uncertain Fiscal Future: What Other States Can Learn From Utah image

    Preparing for an Uncertain Fiscal Future: What Other States Can Learn From Utah

    By: Bob Williams and Kati Siconolfi As sequestration approaches quickly, state legislators should discuss how to provide essential services while facing possible federal aid reductions. While a majority of the …

  • ALEC Releases New Report: Tax Myths Debunked image

    ALEC Releases New Report: Tax Myths Debunked

    Across the country, states are seeking new ways to become more competitive and enhance economic growth. Unfortunately, economic prosperity can be elusive, as some “well-known” policy prescriptions fail to deliver …

  • The California Sand Trap image

    The California Sand Trap

    Pro golfer Phil Mickelson might become the next victim of California’s new high tax rates. In a press conference recently he explained that he felt targeted by the federal …

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    72- Hour Budget Review Act

     72- Hour Budget Review Act Section 1. {Title} (A) This Act shall be known and may be cited as the “72-Hour Budget Review Act.” Section 2. {Statement of …

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    Flat Tax Option Act

    Flat Tax Option Act Summary The cost of tax compliance in the United States is staggering. Individuals and businesses waste millions of dollars each year complying with state and …

  • The Real Snake Oil Salesmen image

    The Real Snake Oil Salesmen

    By: Sen. Howard Stephenson Since 1995, the Utah Legislature has worked to fully implement the sound tax policy of not collecting sales taxes on business inputs like manufacturing equipment, mining …

  • Test Scores Decline Despite Increased Education Spending image

    Test Scores Decline Despite Increased Education Spending

    Employment in America’s K-12 public school system has increased rapidly since the 1950’s. Interestingly, this growth in the number of teachers and public school employees has significantly outpaced growth in …

  • Capital Gains Taxes: The Phantom Menace image

    Capital Gains Taxes: The Phantom Menace

    Film fans are abuzz over news that George Lucas will sell LucasArts, along with the globally renowned “Star Wars” franchise to Disney for a staggering $4 billion.  But as Quentin …

  • Hired With a Silver Spoon? image

    Hired With a Silver Spoon?

    At a time when states are tightening their budgets and looking everywhere to find savings, one area has been largely overlooked. A new study released by Citizens Against Government …

  • Cato Institute Grades Governors on Fiscal Record image

    Cato Institute Grades Governors on Fiscal Record

    The latest edition of the Cato Institute’s Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors grades the states on economic policies enacted since 2010.  Governors that earned an “A” implemented …

  • The Need for Corporate Tax Reform image

    The Need for Corporate Tax Reform

    It’s no secret that the U.S. corporate tax rate is one of the highest in the world. However, a recent report released by the Cato Institute measured exactly …

  • Stopping State Bailouts, Before They Start image

    Stopping State Bailouts, Before They Start

    First it was Wall Street, then it was General Motors, and now some expect that individual states will also seek a financial bailout from the federal government. Today, the …

  • ALEC works with lawmakers image

    ALEC works with lawmakers

    ALEC op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle this morning. “While Washington has become gridlocked and largely ineffective, the real legislative action is happening at the state level. Why? Because …