Taxes (page 2)

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    House Dems’ $100 Billion Tax Hike Targets the Poor

    Patrick Hauf of the Washington Free Beacon details the potential impact of one tax proposal touted by U.S. House Democrats. The Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget proposal relies on a $100 billion tax hike that disproportionately targets the poor, lines the pockets of organized crime, and increases inequality. The…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2021
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    Democrats: Tax Cuts Costly, Trillions in New Spending ‘Free’

    David Harsanyi writes at National Review Online about Democrats’ dubious approach toward costs associated with tax cuts and government spending. Liberal pundits contend that the $3.5 trillion welfare-state expansion “costs perhaps zero” because it is “paid for.” Even if we concede that the reconciliation bill contains the kind…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2021
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    Biden’s Climate Goals Require Higher Taxes, Killing Off Natural Gas

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights one little-reported aspect of the Biden administration’s climate goals. President Joe Biden would need to implement a massive tax on emissions and conduct a near elimination of natural gas to meet his climate goals, according to left-leaning environmental experts. Biden…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2021
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    Democrats’ Curious Plan for Taxing the ‘Rich’

    Christopher Jacobs writes at the Federalist about a little-known element of congressional Democrats’ tax plans. For a party that purportedly wants to “tax the rich,” Democrats sure have a funny way of showing it. Bloomberg reported on Friday that a potential repeal of the cap for state and…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2021
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    GOP Tax Writer Sounds Alarm Over Biden Plan

    Zachary Halaschak of the Washington Examiner highlights one lawmaker’s concerns about the Biden administration’s latest spending plans. A chief architect of the 2017 tax cuts said Democrats’ multitrillion-dollar tax and spending package is the “most dangerous” he has seen during his more than two decades in Congress. Rep.
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2021
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    Hey Charlotte: If spending has such great “economic impact,” why hide huge cost overruns?

    My latest article for the American Institute for Economic Research takes note of the fact that, thanks to Eric Rowell of Hunterville’s question, the celebrated “economic impact” study for Charlotte’s proposed Transformational Mobility Network has no opportunity costs built into the model. “None.” This is a perennial problem with economic…
    Jon Sanders, September 20, 2021
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    AOC’s ‘Tax The Rich’ Message Falls Flat

    David Harsanyi writes for the New York Post about the latest misguided message from the “wrong” AOC. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez donned an elegant gown with the slogan “Tax the Rich” painted on the back at the Met Gala in New York, where guests selected by Vogue’s Anna Wintour…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2021
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    Democrats Combine Nanny State, Tribalism With Tobacco Plan

    Dominic Pino writes at National Review Online about the problems with Democrats’ tobacco-tax proposals. President Biden promised not to raise taxes on people making less than $400,000 per year. He has actually said that the middle class would see a tax cut under his “Build Back Better” agenda,…
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2021