Congress needs to take axes to taxes

Despite the fact that Republicans hold the White House and majorities in the House and Senate, six months have passed and we’ve seen zero major legislative victories. Some conservatives are calling on Congress to cancel their August recess in order to make progress on top priorities, including fundamental tax reform. Read More

Pass Small Business Tax Reform Now

While tax reform languishes, all Americans pay. Washington needs to act quickly, but it also needs to get the policy right. Reducing America’s tax burden is the fastest way to boost real wages, which have been stagnant for decades. President Trump’s tax plan would put hundreds of dollars a month back… Read More

Americans win when energy competes

Energy is a hot topic these days, but lost in the news cycle is the truth behind domestic energy production. America has the greatest endowment of resources on the planet. But these domestic resources are not just about the coal in the mountains of West Virginia, the oil in West Texas,… Read More

Summer travel is full of hidden taxes

Summer is finally upon us, which means vacation season and an injection of money into the hospitality industry. According to a AAA survey more than one-third of Americans plan to take a family vacation of 50 miles or more away from home in coming months. This means either… Read More

Janet Yellen’s fight for more $50,000-a-year jobs

In today’s highly politicized environment where lawmakers and commentators are judged more by their political affiliation than their ideas, it’s difficult for policy proposals to make an impact. That’s why the recent remarks made by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, one of the few public leaders who stands above the… Read More

Congress, pass small business tax reform now

On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced principles for comprehensive tax reform. While such broad-based reform that addresses the corporate and individual tax burden is necessary, it is unclear how such a plan would overcome the same hurdles that felled healthcare reform. These hurdles include being moderate enough… Read More