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January 24, 2024

Tradeoffs

The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 is a perfect example of the kinds of tradeoffs that must be made in order to move legislation. Should Republicans trade an expanded child tax credit for extended business tax cuts? And should the Democrats take the same deal? As Thomas Sowell says, “there are no solutions, there are only tradeoffs.”

January 17, 2024

Tabling TABOR

Colorado voters passed a TABOR Amendment in 1992 to ensure taxpayers benefited from state budget surpluses. That didn't stop the legislature from trying to undermine voters' intentions.

November 22, 2023

How Much Does $100 Billion in Federal Spending Cost You?

Americans would push back more on government spending if they knew how much each proposal would actually cost them.

October 25, 2023

Massachusetts Cuts--and Complicates--Taxes

You know progressives are concerned about tax flight when even Massachusetts decides to cut state tax rates.

October 11, 2023

Iowa Leads the Way on Tax Cuts

Iowa was once a leader in high individual and corporate income tax rates; now it's a leader in lowering those rates—and cutting spending.

September 27, 2023

How to Judge Governors Running for President

Governors create a fiscal record that can help voters decide who might make the most fiscally responsible president.

September 13, 2023

Reducing 'Tax Expenditures' Can Hurt Economic Growth

Rethinking and bad thinking about the notion of "tax expenditures."

August 30, 2023

The Bizarre Economics of 'Tax Expenditures'

The term "tax expenditure" may not mean what you think it means. 

August 3, 2023

Don't Trade SALT for Broccoli

Physicians may think too much salt is bad for your health, but many economists believe some SALT is good for the economy. 

July 19, 2023

A Critical Tax Case Goes to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Moore vs. United States, which could open the door to almost unlimited federal taxation of wealth deemed as income. It’s likely the most important tax case of the century.

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