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A Wealth Tax Will Slow Down Economic Growth

A wealth tax will slow down economic growth and drive out the wealthiest people that pay the most in taxes.

May 10, 2021
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The IRS Should Not Fill Out Tax Returns

Proposed tax simplification bills would force taxpayers to convince the IRS when it makes mistakes on their tax bills.

May 10, 2021
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Congress Displays High Level of Support for Earmarks

Early results strongly suggest members of Congress will widely embrace the return of earmarks.

May 6, 2021
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Biden Trips Badly on Intellectual Property in TRIPS

Days after praising World Intellectual Property Day, President Biden agrees to waive US COVID-19 patents.

May 6, 2021
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FDA Moves to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration's proposal to ban menthol-flavored tobacco put consumers at risk with illicit products.

April 29, 2021
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Beware the Words Investment and Free

When government officials talk about “investment” and “free” programs, taxpayers need to hang onto their wallets.  

April 28, 2021
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All Nations Must Respect and Protect Intellectual Property Rights

World Intellectual Property (IP) Day is a good time to remind all countries of the need to protect and respect IP rights.

April 26, 2021
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Pelosi’s Healthcare Nightmare Is Coming Back

Speaker Pelosi's (D-Calif.) 2019 drug pricing bill was introduced again, with all the horribles it had before but more dangerous.

April 23, 2021
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Biden’s Boondoggles Will Railroad Taxpayers

The American Jobs Plan will leave taxpayers again footing the bill for wasteful spending.

April 22, 2021
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Commissioner Carr's Good Ideas for Broadband

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr recently spoke with CAGW President Tom Schatz about spectrum. Here is an overview of his ideas.

April 19, 2021
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End of the Road for the OCO

The first Biden Administration budget request eliminates the Overseas Contingency Operations account, a victory for taxpayers.

April 16, 2021
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The Sour Taste of Beverage Taxes

Taxes on sweetened beverages are ineffective and will place a heavier burden on those who can least afford them.

April 16, 2021

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