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Chris Edwards

Cut Corporate Taxes and Corporate Welfare

Chris Edwards, Editor’s Note: This piece was coauthored by Romina Boccia and Tom Schatz. President Donald Trump is prioritizing major tax reforms, including a large corporate tax rate cut. The cut has broad support and promises to spur growth, but it will face political opposition if it widens the already rising budget deficit. As such, President

Will Republicans Acquiesce to Liberal Tax Principles?

Veronique de Rugy, Now that Republicans are on the cusp of controlling the White House — fortifying their control of both chambers of Congress — you might think they wouldn’t be so quick to surrender to the principles of the left. Yet that appears to be exactly what some Republicans are considering on a pair

Independence in 1776; Dependence in 2014

Chris Edwards  Since the 1960s, the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) has provided a list of all federal subsidy programs. That includes subsidies to individuals, businesses, nonprofit groups, and state and local governments. The CFDA includes subsidies for farmers, retirees, school lunches, rural utilities, the energy industry, rental housing, public broadcasting, job training, foreign

Most union members have ties to government

 Unions representing government workers are expanding while organized labor has been shedding private sector members over the past half-century. A majority of union members today now have ties to a government entity, at the federal, state or local levels. Roughly 1-in-3 public sector workers is a union member, compared with about 1-in-15 for the private

Federal ╦ťEntitlements’ Account for U.S. Spending & Debt Blowup (graph)

Arlen Williams,  Defense spending, unlike “welfare” and “social security” programs, is constitutional for federal government. Let’s not fall for the neo-Marxist myth that it is the reason for our insanely iniquitous spending and debt, now brought to levels of sabotage. Here are the facts (and let’s not minimize the sin of inflicting chronic usury debt