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May 04, 2018

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – April 2018

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for April 2018 decreased to 3.9 percent, the lowest rate since December 2000, and that the economy gained…

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Feb 28, 2018

2017 Q4: Economy Grew at a 2.5 Percent Rate, Fastest Consumer Spending Since 2016

This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its second estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2017, announcing that the U.S. economy expanded at an…

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Feb 02, 2018

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – January 2018

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for January 2018 remained at 4.1 percent and that the economy gained 200,000 jobs. Today marks the…

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Feb 01, 2018

Stronger Economic Outlook Suggests Workers May Rejoin the Labor Force

Each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases a look at how the U.S. workforce changed over the previous month. Periodically, these releases will show that the unemployment rate increased…

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Dec 05, 2017

5 Reasons to be Skeptical of the Joint Committee On Taxation Estimates

In a July 2010 editorial The Wall Street Journal asked whether Congress “should simply cut out the 535 middlemen and let [the Joint Committee on Taxation] write the tax laws.” JCT’s…

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Oct 02, 2017

Correcting the Record: The Truth About Tax Reform & Debt

Leaders in Congress and the Administration recently released more details of their framework for tax reform that will help unrig the economy and make America competitive again for jobs and investment. While…

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Aug 28, 2017

Sen. Casey: We Need a “Fairer, More Efficient Tax Code”

American businesses and families are struggling under our country’s outdated tax code. In the more than 30 years since Congress last implemented tax reform, the code has become a complicated mess…

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Aug 25, 2017

Liberals Move to Halt Progress on Historic Tax Reform — But Not All Democrats Agree

The need to fix the broken tax code has typically been an issue that both Republicans and Democrats agree on. But while many Democrats have spent years calling for tax reform – such…

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Aug 24, 2017

Sen. Tester: “We Must Take a Hard Look at Our Tax Code”

Our outdated tax code is packed with special interest loopholes and carve outs that benefit the wealthy and well-connected at the expense of small businesses. In fact, handouts and tax breaks…

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Aug 23, 2017

The U.S. Tax Code Ranks ‘Nearly Dead Last’ In Global Competitiveness — Tax Reform Will Fix It

What’s the best way we can begin to help un-rig the U.S. economy that rewards well-connected special interests at the expense of average Americans? How can we help…

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