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    Tax Reform: Ways and Means Committee Takes Another Step

    The House Ways and Means Committee took another necessary step toward tax reform with a report requested from and issued through the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT). The report is a thorough reference guide for tax reform. The JCT should be commended for its impressive work. It is an important … More

    The RSC Budget: A First Look

    The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has proposed a budget that balances in just four years while holding tax revenue at near its historical average. It advances more aggressive entitlement reforms than the House Budget Committee plan, including Social Security, and features deeper spending cuts. Nevertheless, the plan also suffers weaknesses, … More

    VIDEO: Why Free Markets Are Moral and Big Government Isn't

    Steve Forbes believes the free market is getting a bum rap. Thanks in part to demagoguery from Washington’s political class and outright vilification from Hollywood, there seems to be little to like. The two-time presidential candidate and magazine executive wants to change that perception. Forbes, author of “Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets are Moral … More

    Scribecast: Neal Boortz Reflects on Life in Talk Radio

    Talk-radio host Neal Boortz is no fan of the nation’s capital. “The place gives me the creeps,” he said on this week’s Scribecast. Boortz, a self-described libertarian who first visited Washington, D.C., in the 1950s, said federal bureaucrats have given the city a bad reputation. “I came to know Washington … More

    Morning Bell: It's Time to Kiss the Tax Code Goodbye

    Ready for a new year and another bout with the Internal Revenue Service, deductions, exemptions, pens and pencils, calculators, receipts, 1040s, W-2s, accountants, Quicken, TurboTax, and more? If you’re like most Americans, that laundry list of income tax jargon, paraphernalia, professionals and their fees is enough to set your head … More

    The Tax Code Is Too Complicated

    U.S. taxpayers will spend $431 billion just complying with the tax code this year, according a new study by Arthur Laffer, Wayne Winegarden, and John Childs. That’s not money collected by the Internal Revenue Service; that figure represents just the value of the time taxpayers will spend keeping records and filling out … More

    'In the End, It Is a Question of Freedom'

    Two-time former Estonia Prime Minister Mart Laar visited The Heritage Foundation today, extolling the benefits the flat tax brought to his country. First passed in Estonia in 1994, Laar cited two immediate benefits he witnessed when the flat tax was implemented: First, government revenues went up as the simplicity of … More