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Taxes Legislative Alerts
It is simply immoral to punish Americans who work hard throughout their lives by confiscating the fruits of their labor when they die. AFP is proud to support the Farmers Against Crippling Taxes Act (H.R. 483).
AFP remains strongly opposed to the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would allow states to shift taxing authority to interstate compacts.
By Casey Given American workers were shocked to see their paycheck last month, with the federal payroll tax rising to its previous rate of 6.2%. Just when income-earners could have used relief to survive these tough economic times, Washington leaves them with less to support themselves and their families. This negative effect of taxation ripples [...]
By Jason Hughey In 2008, President Obama promised us “hope and change.” He proceeded to intervene in the economy in ways remarkably similar to past presidents. Now, in 2013, President Obama promises to move us “forward” with more drastic and flawed interventions. To put it simply, by taking up the mantle of economic intervention, President [...]
President Obama is misguided and disingenuous with his plan to reduce the deficit. During a recent interview, he told the American people that there is “no doubt” that the government needs more revenue to reduce the deficit. The President very carefully avoided talking about where this new revenue might come from and instead vaguely suggested that it may come from eliminating unspecified tax “loopholes and deductions.” Obama likes to pay lip service to reducing the deficit, but has yet to do or propose any meaningful action that would accomplish that goal. He has offered no specifics on where the government would get this money, he already raised taxes in the fiscal cliff bill, and his premise is flat out wrong–the only way to meaningfully reduce the deficit is to cut spending.