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    Baucus Continues Losing Streak with Energy Tax Reform Draft

    Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Max Baucus (D–MT) released a draft bill to reform the way the tax code treats energy. This latest draft reform plan misses the mark, just like his earlier efforts on international tax and depreciation did. Baucus claims that his plan would stop the tax … More

    Baucus Heads Wrong Way on Important Part of Tax Reform — Again

    Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Max Baucus (D–MT) continues to release draft proposals on important parts of tax reform. His latest draft proposal is a deeply troubling plan. Baucus proposes to change the way businesses deduct the cost of their capital expenses—things such as machinery, equipment, structures, property, and … More

    Baucus Joins International Tax Reform Debate, but His Plan Falls Short

    Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Max Baucus (D–MT) released his draft proposal for reforming the tax treatment of multinational businesses. It is a positive step, if overdue, for tax reform. Increasing discussion about tax reform is a welcome step, because the U.S. badly needs to fix the system it … More

    Morning Bell: The Administration's Obamacare Denial

    Obamacare was supposed to go so well, we were told. The mandates. The long-term care insurance. The Medicaid expansion. All going swimmingly, right? Only in the minds of Harry Reid and the bureaucrats at Health and Human Services (HHS). Despite a host of delays, legal challenges, and complete implementation failures, … More

    Gandolfini’s Death and the Need to Repeal the Death Tax

    James Gandolfini died of a heart attack last month while traveling in Rome. The Sopranos star was estimated to be worth nearly $70 million, leaving this money to his two children, wife, and two sisters. If the actor’s sudden and untimely death weren’t enough for his grieving family to deal … More

    Flush with Federal Cash, Obamacare Supporters Spending Money on…Porta-Potties

    Even among the law’s supporters, Obamacare is in the toilet. Quite literally. As The Washington Post reports, states implementing Obamacare’s exchanges are considering all kinds of methods to promote Obamacare. Reporter Sarah Kliff spoke with Michael Marchand, the head of Washington State’s exchange: Marchand has been thinking up all sorts … More

    Baucus–Hatch “Blank Slate” Tax Reform a Positive Step but Too Narrowly Focused

    Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Max Baucus (D–MT) and Ranking Member Senator Orrin Hatch (R–UT) recently proposed a “blank-slate” approach to tax reform. This new effort helps strengthen the growing momentum for tax reform, but it is too narrow to result in the fundamental reform to the tax code … More

    Buy-partisan: MSNBC Features Heritage Internet Sales Tax Video

    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes showcased The Heritage Foundation’s recent video featuring two Democratic Senators–Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Max Baucus (D-MT)–pointing out the significant problems with the Internet sales tax measure known as the Marketplace Fairness Act. It’s not often that a measure has, as Hayes put it, “jumbled political alliances”: And … More

    Debt Limit and Tax Reform: Both Important, But On Their Own

      Press reports link the coming debt limit debate with the building effort for tax reform. The debt limit and tax reform are both important, but the connection ends there, as it should. Suggestions that some sort of fast-track procedure for tax reform might be the conservative “ask” in exchange … More

    VIDEO: Schumer Admits Obamacare Will Increase Health Care Costs

    It’s been a rough week for Obamacare. First came President Obama’s laughable defense of the health-care law, then news spread about an outcry from local leaders in Minnesota worried about the soaring costs of the “Affordable” Care Act. The New England Journal of Medicine released a study Wednesday undermining the left’s central … More