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    Repealing the Death Tax Would Create 1.5 Million Jobs

    Congress will take up debate on the dreaded Death Tax once again in the coming weeks. It will do so because the Death Tax expires for one year starting January 1, 2010. But like the villain in a horror movie, it will rise from the dead with its full power … More

    Summers’ Tax Rate Comments A Substantial Revelation

    Lawrence Summers, the Director of the White House National Economic Commission recently committed an unpardonable sin – he revealed two unpleasant truths in a single sentence. Summers said, “I don’t find there to be much evidence that suggests that raising the top marginal rates from 35 to 39 percent that … More

    Outside the Beltway: New Yorkers' Tax Blues Are Driving Them Out

    While Frank Sinatra wanted to wake up in a city that doesn’t sleep, today’s New Yorkers are looking to live in states where taxes aren’t so steep. New York, whose state and local taxes are among the highest in the nation, is bleeding residents due in large part to the … More

    Representative Paul Ryan Gets It Right On Entitlement Reform

    It is all too common for members of Congress to recognize the problem with entitlement spending, talk about it, but then decide to kick the can down the road, leaving the toughest choices for future generations to make. But Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been a long-time advocate of paving … More

    Tax, Not Treat: Pelosi’s Halloween Nightmare

    Just in time for Halloween, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Democrats gave birth to a giant, 1,990-page spawn of health care reform, lovingly titled the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Lurking within, though, are 13 new tax hikes (yes, 13) that will strike at the heart of the … More

    The House Health Care Bill: A $700 Billion Tax Hike

    The New House Health Care Plan has several tax increases that will cost taxpayers $700 billion in the next ten years. Several of these taxes are new and were not in the earlier House bills. The Surtax The new Pelosi plan establishes a 5.4% surtax on joint filers with over … More

    Oppressing the Poor with Health Care Reform

    In a recent New York Times column titled, “How an Insurance Mandate Could Leave Many Worse Off,” George Mason University economics professor Tyler Cowen pointed out: AMERICANS seem to like the idea of broadening health insurance coverage, but they may not want to be forced to buy it. With health … More

    Outside the Beltway: Michigan Teaches the Lessons of Tax and Spend Progressivism

    While Time Magazine has set up shop in Detroit to chronicle the continuing decay of one of America’s great industrial cities, the Wall Street Journal has found a teachable moment 90 miles northwest in Michigan’s capital city: government cannot tax and spend its way out of deficits and joblessness. As … More

    Morning Bell: It's All Downhill From Here

    This Morning Bell is the third in a five-part week-long series on how Obamacare will affect you. The scariest part about yesterday’s Senate Finance Committee vote passing its version of Obamacare, is not what is in their bill (to the extent that it even exists), but that the Finance Committee … More

    New York Times: Baucus Bill Breaks Obama Promise

    On August 12th, President Barack Obama promised the American people: “Under the reform we’re proposing, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” But if you read the New York Times closely today you … More