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President Obama formally released his budget proposal for the fiscal year 2014 on Wednesday. AEI Resident Scholar John H. Makin spoke to AEIdeas about the budget’s feasibility, its controversial elements, and whether it’s a successful plan to tackle the deficit … read more
Over at National Review, my regular Monday column suggests Republicans create a more varied pro-growth policy portfolio. Tax cuts are not enough. Here’s a bit: Bold tax reform is necessary to upgrade the growth potential of the U.S. economy, but … read more
The US statutory corporate tax rate is 35%. The OECD average is 25%. Even the US average effective rate is some ten points higher than its competitors. Slashing the rate should be a no-brainer. But Dan Clifton of Strategas Research says … read more
For those hoping to avoid another debt ceiling fiasco like that witnessed in the summer of 2011, the president’s new budget is dread on arrival. It virtually guarantees a total impasse on budget negotiations that will end in a debt … read more
Republicans have mocked the Obama White House for talking about a “balanced approach” to debt reduction that doesn’t actually ever balance the budget. But in its 2014 budget report, Team Obama tries to create the impression that its plan does … read more
I am unfortunately skeptical of the current corporate tax reform process in Washington. At minimum, we should end up with a statutory rate at the OECD average of 25% with fewer tax loopholes/breaks/deductions. But congressional tax writers are having a … read more
Note the hungry maw at the end of the chart. That represents the budget deficit. And that gap should close substantially over the next decade as the economy continues to recover (assuming no nasty recessions) and discretionary spending declines. But … read more
Here are three central concerns with the negative income tax. read more
In their WSJ op-ed, Schultz and Becker try and give the carbon tax a pro-market, anti-crony capitalist spin by saying it would offset government subsidies of fossil fuel producers: Americans like to compete on a level playing field. All the … read more
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