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September 17, 2021

The $3.5 Trillion Tax and Spending Proposal Will Hurt the Economy and Our Politics

You shouldn’t be able to ram through massive policy changes without a solid mandate from the voters, which Democrats definitely do not have.

September 9, 2021

The Very Convenient and Entirely Coincidental Tax Gap Report

The “tax gap” is an exaggerated excuse to further empower the IRS and to erode the personal financial privacy of American taxpayers.

August 19, 2021

Biden Tax Proposals Reward Blue States, Punish Red States

President Biden’s tax proposals would disproportionately benefit wealthy taxpayers in high-tax blue states and disproportionately harm farmers and small land owners in low-tax red states.

August 11, 2021

Irreconcilable Differences with Budget Reconciliation

It shouldn’t be possible for a tiny majority in Congress to pass sweeping changes and enormous spending increases, but it is, thanks to the absurd Senate budget reconciliation process.

August 4, 2021

Ah. So Taxes DO Affect Decision-Making?

Democrats have largely resisted dynamic scoring because they saw it as a Republican scheme to justify cutting taxes. But now, Democrats have had a sudden religious conversion and are insisting that dynamic scoring be used to evaluate their huge new spending plans.

July 14, 2021

The Most Dangerous Experiment in World History

The only federal budget deficit larger than the current one was . . . last year’s.

June 30, 2021

The Democrats' Power to Tax Is the Power to Destroy the Economy

If Republicans allow Democrats to pass through budget reconciliation everything that was taken out of the bipartisan infrastructure deal, they will be complicit in the economic harms that will inevitably result.

June 23, 2021

On Housing Values and the Wealth Tax

The problems of a wealth tax far exceed those of other taxes, and we would be wise to avoid it.

June 16, 2021

Should the IRS Calculate Your Taxes?

Now that everyone is past the various due dates for filing their 2020 income taxes, is there an easier way for Americans to do their taxes? A lot of people apparently think so.

June 9, 2021

A Major Tax Scandal

The scandal in the ProPublica tax disclosure story is ProPublica’s illegal disclosure of personal tax information, not the wealthy’s legal compliance with the tax code as designed by Congress.

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