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Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

Week to Week News Quiz for 6/19/15

John Zipperer | Posted 06.19.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Take a break from reading the Pope's encyclical to take our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: it means that Andrew ...

Igor Bobic

Rand Paul's Plan To 'Blow Up' Tax Code Could Leave Huge Deficit | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants to "blow up the tax code," and he's proposing a new, far-reaching flat tax to do it. The only problem is th...

The Flat Tax Is Unfair to Billionaires. (So I Urge All Republicans to Support My New Taxation Proposal.)

Galanty Miller | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Galanty Miller

Hey, if you really want a fair flat tax, eliminate all income tax. Loopholes and creative accounting and off-shore bank accounts give the wealthy endless opportunities to cheat. Instead, the government should rely entirely on sales tax.

Priorities for Romania: Strengthening the Rule of Law and Advancing Economic Freedom

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In order to increase economic freedom for its citizens and enable them to achieve higher standards of living, Romania needs to continue its efforts to eradicate corruption and establish an independent and efficient judicial system.

A Teachable Moment: The Failure Of Colorado's Amendment 66

Aaron Harber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Aaron Harber

In a stunning electoral defeat, Amendment 66 -- representing a much-needed re-writing of the byzantine Colorado Finance Act -- went down in flames despite seeming to have everything on its side.

My Top Quotes in Illinois

Madison Bondi | Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

The pension crisis still has no solution, and as each day passes, the Illinois taxpayers are the ones who pay the piper -- literally. It's cost ‪‎taxpayers‬ $21 billion since 2000, and it's only getting worse.

Jennifer Bendery

Louie Gohmert The Lone Vote To Keep 'Lunatic' In Federal Code | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House voted on Wednesday to strike the word "lunatic" from all federal laws and only one lawmaker voted against the measure: Rep. Lo...

Tax Relief for the 99%

John C. Liu | Posted 08.18.2012 | New York
John C. Liu

Why should a police officer, a teacher, or a firefighter have to pay nearly the same income tax rate as a billionaire like Mayor Bloomberg? A tax that is basically flat makes no sense in New York City.

Howard Fineman

Steve Forbes Stays Neutral In GOP Race | Howard Fineman | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- If the tax cut lobby were a church (and many of its members see it that way), then its pope would be Steve Forbes, the jovial 64-year-old ...

Let's Just Go to a 100% Flat Tax for All

Bill Gunderson | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
Bill Gunderson

Maybe we should go to a government that runs leaner and does not requires so much fuel. Maybe we should require government to run like a family or a small business by living within their means. Maybe we should listen to Paul Ryan.

The Flatter Tax

Ed Koch | Posted 03.25.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

What should the Democrats be offering as one of their top priorities to deal with the enormous inequities in our tax code? I call for the "flatter tax." I believe all income from whatever source should be taxable.

The Madness of Ron Paul

Noah Baron | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics
Noah Baron

Over the course of the past year I've often heard murmurings of support for Ron Paul during discussions of the 2012 elections, even among my more libe...

Still Mad As Hell

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

It's now been more than 300 days since the Republicans have taken over the U.S. House of Representatives yet they still haven't put forward a jobs plan.

Rick Perry's Harebrained Tax Plan

Robert Pozen | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Robert Pozen

Perry combines the worst of all worlds. He offers a large tax cut to the wealthy while offering little to the poor, he maintains many distortive tax deductions, and he does not actually make the process of tax preparation any simpler.

Sam Stein

Rick Perry Tax Plan Gives Millionaires A $500,000 Tax Break: Study | Sam Stein | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Under Texas Governor Rick Perry's tax plan, the U.S. government would lose $995 billion in revenue by 2015 while individuals making more...

Michael McAuliff

'Tax The Poor' Becomes Conservative Rallying Cry | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's ongoing economic downturn has sparked an odd response from a growing number of conservative and Republican leaders: a desir...

GOP Blinded by Anti-Tax Madness this Halloween

Karl Frisch | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

This week, in an act of faux-compromise, Speaker John Boehner decided to press a vote on President Obama's jobs legislation. Not the entire bill mind you, just one piece that was included to engender support from Republicans.

Bachmann Accuses Opponent Of Ripping Off Her Tax Plan

Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

Minnesota congresswoman and GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann thinks she's being ripped off by a competitor. In a recent interview with A...

Perry's Game-Changing Plan for Jobs and Growth

Ken Blackwell | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

America's tax code is counterproductive and a failed attempt at social engineering. It's time for a bold plan proven to foster economic growth. It's time for a flat tax.

Rick Perry, The Flat Tax, and the Road to Political Recovery

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

I've been arguing for some time now that it's way too early to count Rick Perry out. He's still the most formidable conservative and he can certainly rebound off his recent lows and remake himself as the voice, and choice, of the right.

Flatland USA: Welcome to the Future, Rick Perry-Style

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Poverty-stricken Americans in Rick Perry's Flatland navigate a landscape filled with danger, as crumbling bridges and collapsing buildings threaten their safety and rolling blackouts and water failures leave them thirsty and in the dark more and more of the time.

Jon Ward

Perry Tax Plan Deemed More Complicated Than Current Code | Jon Ward | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Perry sought -- with his flat tax proposal Tuesday -- to catch the same "simplify-the-tax-code" wave that fellow Republican preside...

Rick Perry Would Give Big Tax Break To Wealthiest

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says he wants a huge tax break for the rich, and he doesn't care what it means for income inequality. ...

Perry Unveils Major Plan Amid Campaign Struggles

AP | By KASIE HUNT and CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

GRAY COURT, S.C. -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry proposed dramatic tax and spending changes Tuesday, saying he would let Americans cho...