Taxes Legislative Alerts

AFP’s Four Principles of Optimal Taxation

March 05, 2013 J

By Casey Given This current legislative session, no less than seven states are considering comprehensive tax reform. As is too often the case, their proposals are a mixed bag of good and bad economic policy. While states like New Mexico and North Carolina ponder pro-growth policies like eliminating all income taxes, they are also considering [...]

Tax Reform Sweeps the States

February 12, 2013 J

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 [...]

Economic Intervention and Obama’s Second Term

February 12, 2013 J,

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 [...]

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