Apr 19, 2017

Assumptions of Border Adjustment Tax Proponents are “Preposterous,” “Laughable,” “Naive at Best”

The Border Adjustment Tax (B.A.T.) being proposed as part of tax reform would impose crushing costs on importers, but proponents of the tax argue that because of currency appreciation, businesses…

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Apr 18, 2017

We Can Do Tax Reform Without Tax Hikes

With the promise of comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform from Congress and the administration, many Americans believe — or hope — that soon they will be keeping more of their hard earned money and…

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Apr 17, 2017

ICYMI: “Don’t be Fooled” by Border Adjustment Tax “Sleight of Hand”

Economists Vernoique de Rugy of George Mason University’s Mercatus Center and Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute debunked the claims of Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) proponents that a new 20-percent…

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Apr 14, 2017

San Antonio Express-News: Border Adjustment “Would Hurt Consumers and Businesses. It’s a Terrible Idea”

“[It’s] rare to see a Texas lawmaker promote a tax that would be so obviously bad for Texas,” writes the Express-News editorial board. What the Express-News warns of is…

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Apr 13, 2017

CNBC’s Jim Cramer: Border Adjustment is a “National Sales Tax on the Poor and Lower-Middle” Class

CNBC financial analyst Jim Cramer is unequivocal about the proposed trillion-dollar Border Adjustment Tax on consumers. According to Cramer, the proposed 20-percent tax would impose new levies on importers and…

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Apr 12, 2017

White House Action to Cut Wasteful Spending at Federal Agencies Should be Applauded

  Arlington, VA – After signing an executive order in March to begin holding federal agencies accountable and develop plans to “improve their efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability,” the White House is issuing specific…

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Apr 11, 2017

There’s a Reason Border Adjustment Tax Supporters Don’t Want Anyone to Focus on the Border Adjustment Tax

Freedom Partners and Americans for Prosperity recently released a state impact analysis of the border adjustment tax (BAT) that showed how the new tax would crush businesses and consumers in states that…

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Apr 10, 2017

CEO: “Any Tax That You Put on a Consumer is Going to Raise Prices, and That’s Going to Crush Retail”

American Apparel and Footwear Association CEO Richard Helfenbein told Bloomberg how the proposed border adjustment tax (BAT) would “crush retail”, increase consumer prices and lead to major layoffs for U.S. workers…

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Apr 07, 2017

Yes, Americans Are Going to Feel A 20-Percent Tax Hike; Texas and Michigan Among Hardest Hit

Americans should pay fewer taxes, but creating a whole new tax so you can lower an existing one doesn’t make a lot of sense – nor should it. “This is, in my…

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Apr 06, 2017

Freedom Partners & Americans for Prosperity Release Border Adjustment Tax State Impacts Study

Every State Loses Under a 20% Import Tax; Importers to be Hammered with Higher Costs Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners and Americans for Prosperity today released a new study showing the extent to…

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