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Mar 21, 2017

Barron’s: “Kill the Border Tax Before it Kills Us”

The tax code is “littered with hundreds of preferences and subsidies that pick winners and losers” and “direct resources to politically favored interests,” says the “Better Way” statement for tax reform authored…

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Mar 17, 2017

Border Adjustment Tax Threatens American Manufacturers with Complexity, Disruptions to Supply Chain

United States manufacturing on its own would be the ninth biggest economy in the world. But the proposed Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) – which would impose a new 20 percent import tax on…

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Mar 15, 2017

Fed Chair Undercuts Key Argument for Middle-Class Tax: “It’s very uncertain exactly what would happen to the dollar” with a border adjustment tax plan

Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve, once again today raised doubts about claims that a proposed trillion-dollar Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) would increase the value of the dollar enough to…

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Mar 14, 2017

Report: CBO Score Shows Why Congress Should Fully Repeal Obamacare

The Congressional Budget Office says the current House bill would lead to more uninsured Americans than instantly repealing Obamacare outright. Why is this?

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Mar 14, 2017

Lawmaker Tracker: Split Deepens Over Trillion-Dollar Border Adjustment Tax On The Middle Class

Pro-growth, comprehensive tax reform is badly needed, but one major sticking point facing mounting opposition in the Senate is the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT), which is included in a tax reform…

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Mar 10, 2017

What They’re Saying: House Obamacare Replacement Bill Follows Same Failed Policy Approach as Obamacare

Earlier this week, Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips met with President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss concerns over the current version of the House’s Obamacare replacement bill…

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Mar 10, 2017

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – February 2017

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for February 2017 was 4.7 percent and that the economy added 235,000 jobs. Today marks the second…

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Mar 09, 2017

Border Adjustment: Myth Vs. Fact

There are many components of pro-growth tax reform on which fiscal conservatives and free-market advocates can agree. Lowering rates across the board, broadening the base, and a simpler and flatter…

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Mar 08, 2017

Sen. Flake on Tax Reform: “We ought to make sure that the middle class isn’t in the losing column”

President Trump promised Americans pro-growth tax reform, and with it much-needed lower rates for both businesses and the middle class. But, many could be in for more than they bargained…

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Mar 03, 2017

Congress Should Make Every Effort to Cut Spending – Not Raise Taxes on Consumers – to Make Tax Reform Possible

As the debate surrounding the trillion-dollar “border adjustment” tax on consumers and hardworking Americans continues, proponents of the measure insist that it is the only way to cut taxes for both…

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