Backgrounder posted October 20, 2014
How Tax Reform Would Help American Families
Tax reform is one of the vital policy improvements necessary to revive the laboring economy. Despite widespread agreement on this fact, the prospects of Congress passing and the President signing a tax reform bill are low.
One reason for this mismatch between political will and policy importance is a lack of pressure from American families on lawmakers. This is…
Backgrounder posted October 17, 2014
Eliminating Waste and Controlling Government Spending
If one asks Americans how many cents of every dollar that the federal government spends they believe is wasted, their answer reflects a belief that Washington is vastly incompetent when it comes to managing taxpayer money. A 2014 Gallup poll reported that Americans think the federal government wastes 51 cents of every dollar they pay in taxes.
This year’s figure is…
Issue Brief posted October 1, 2014
Another EPA and Army Corps Power Grab: Limiting Exemptions for Agriculture Under the CWA
Agricultural activities will likely be far more costly and difficult, at least if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) get their way. In addition to their controversial “waters of the U.S.” proposed rule that would expand the waters that the federal government can regulate under the Clean Water Act (CWA), the EPA and Corps…