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Our National Debt Is Trillions Of Dollars More Than You Think

Conservatives frequently remind voters that federal debt has risen to more than $18 trillion under President Obama. But that figure overlooks another nearly $3 trillion, which would put total federal debt at about $21 trillion.


Cut the Minimum Wage for the 1 Million Losing Food Stamps

The price of their labor is the only thing low- or no-skilled workers have to bargain with. Let the unemployed food stamp recipients work for less than the minimum wage and maybe they will be able to get a job.


Tax Succor or Sucker Punch


Comparing the Major Candidates' Tax Plans


Why Losing Welfare Benefits Helps Welfare Recipients


A Republican Healthcare Reform That May Not Work

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February 9, 2016

Civil Asset Forfeiture Summit

On February 9, 2016, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm CT, Right on Crime, in partnership with The Institute for Policy Innovation, will host a Policy Summit on civil asset forfeiture followed by a cocktail reception in Dallas, TX. Join us in Dallas by clicking here or by webcast by clicking here.

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The Growing Support for an Article V Convention of the States

If you're fed up with the Washington stalemate, the best thing to do is get behind an Article V Convention of the States.

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Mission Creep: Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse

Under civil asset forfeiture, your property can be taken without a warrant or even without you being convicted of any wrongdoing and it’s become a horribly abusive system, says Tom Giovanetti on Upfront with Vicki McKenna. 

Giovanetti: Civil Asset Forfeiture Happening Around the U.S.

IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses with Phil Cowan on Sacrmento’s 1380 AM – The Answer KTKZ how civil asset forfeiture has become a revenue stream for law enforcement, and if you’re simply suspected or accused of a crime, your property – not just evidence -- can be confiscated. 

Giovanetti Discusses Candidates' Tax Plans on WBAP's Chris Salcedo Show

Regarding Trump’s tax plan, Giovanetti admits, “As painful as it for me to say it, it is too big and too aggressive of a tax cut. It’s an outlier. There is no way to ‘pay for’ a tax cut that size

The Promise of Smart Cities

To realize the vision of smart cities, we need smart leaders in both the private and public sectors making smart decisions to let go of archaic thinking in order to unleash the potential of innovation.

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