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  • Issue Brief posted April 24, 2012 by Edward Gresser, Bryan Riley Give Shoe Taxes the Boot

    Liberals and conservatives have plenty to disagree about. But faced with continuing high levels of unemployment and slow economic growth, they should agree on a few things—and one is that Congress should find ways to help Americans at the bottom rung of the economic ladder. The Affordable Footwear Act (AFA) is one such effort. Introduced by Joe Crowley (D–NY) and Lynn…

  • WebMemo posted December 21, 2007 by Edward Gresser, Daniella Markheim Cut Shoe Tariffs to Help Low-Income Families

    In this age of political strife, it is very good to see a bipartisan effort to make life easier for the poor. The Affordable Footwear Act (AFA) is such an effort. Introduced last month by Representatives Joe Crowley (D-NY), Kevin Brady (R-TX), and Nancy Boyda (D-KS), the AFA would repeal the disproportionate tariffs on shoe imports. High protectionist tariffs on…

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