TAXATION

Trump’s Job One: Cut Taxes To Restore Booming Economic Growth

and  2/14/2017

The so-called mainstream media thinks it has successfully hidden the truth about …

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TAXATION

Trump trumps Hillary with outstanding policy.

The jury is still out on Monday night’s debate. But the policy results are clear: Trump has won hands down. Never the less, he needs to better articulate his policies on the key issues that confront and challenge our nation and on which Paul Ryan and House Republicans have issued some first rate reports:

Growth-inducing …

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TAXATION

Congratulations to Kellyanne Conway! Trump can become one of America’s outstanding presidents!

Congratulations to our longtime friend Kellyanne Conway for her selection by Donald Trump as his new campaign manager. It was a wise choice.

Kellyanne brings not only a thoughtful woman’s perspective but a pollster’s sharp-eyed analysis of what is necessary for victory in a turn-around situation where Trump’s “favorables” need to be increased dramatically.

With …

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TAXATION

Big wins for Paul Ryan and common-sense tax reforms!

Congratulations to Paul Ryan on two counts:

His overwhelming and much deserved reelection victory Donald Trump’s endorsement of Paul Ryan and of Paul Ryan’s Economic Growth Agenda

We have been urging Donald Trump to embrace the Ryan / House Republican policy agenda on key issues to confirm that he shares solid, traditional conservative Republican values. …

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MEDIA

“Sunsetting the Code” Press Event

Lew Uhler joined with Colin Hanna (Let Freedom Ring), Grover Norquist (ATR), Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) Chairman of House Judiciary and Co Author of HR27 (Sunsetting the Tax Code) and other House co-sponsors, as well as Dick Patten (Death Tax Foe) at the House Triangle last Thursday to highlight ending the current code and getting …

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BUDGET & SPENDING

Our Founder, Lew Uhler Awarded Reagan’s Tax Ax

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TAXATION

Ted Cruz’s Tax Plan: Creating Jobs and Economic Growth

By Lewis K. Uhler and Peter J. Ferrara

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY

The tax-reform proposal unveiled by Ted Cruz last week is a transformative, intellectually dominating and economically and politically revolutionary for 2016 as Kemp-Roth was in 1980. Indeed, even more so.

Cruz’s plan would scrap the current income tax code and replace it with a …

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TAXATION

Lee-Rubio Tax Plan Would Jack Up Rates On Middle Income Earners

by LEWIS K. UHLER AND PETER J. FERRARA

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY

The tax reform plan that Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Marco Rubio of Florida proposed has been scored as sharply increasing economic growth because of its tax policies for savings, investment and business.

But for personal, individual income taxes, rates in the …

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BUDGET & SPENDING

$500 Million Dollar California Waste for Duplicate Program

As the debate rages nationally about federally subsidized phone service for low-income Americans (the so-called “Obama phone” under the wireless Lifeline program of the Universal Service Fund), the widely criticized California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) is forcing state consumers to pay almost half a billion dollar a year for phone service subsidies that …

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TAXATION

Editorial: Californians not willing to tax themselves

But not so fast. For one thing, polls this far away from an election are highly volatile. As was pointed out by Joel Fox of the Small Business Action Committee, just look at the polls in the Republican primaries. One day Mitt Romney’s poll numbers make him look invincible. The next day he’s losing in South Carolina to Newt Gingrich. And who knows what will happen in Florida on Jan. 31. A major factor is that people are not focusing on the November election. It’s still more than nine months away. No one has seen the ads, pro and con, for the Brown initiative. Other tax-increase initiatives also may be on the ballot. Gov. Brown’s “temporary,” five-year tax increase includes two components: an increase of 1 or 2 percentage points in the state income tax for those making $250,000 or more per year. And a half-cent sales tax increase. But when the poll broke down the two taxes, Californians became schizophrenic. The income-tax boost on the “rich” was favored by 68 percent of likely voters. But 64 percent opposed raising sales taxes, which everybody pays. That brings to mind the old saying, “Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that man behind the tree.” We also don’t know what condition the economy will be in later this year. The major economic surveys, such as those by Chapman University, anticipate continued moderate growth. But nobody knows what lies ahead. A sudden shock, like the September 2008 financial meltdown, could strike the country. War in the Persian Gulf could send oil prices into the stratosphere. And the European debt crisis could crash. People in a renewed recession would be less likely to increase their own tax burdens. Then there’s the finding that 55 percent of likely voters, in the PPIC summary, “believe state government could cut spending and still provide the same level of services.” So people still are skeptical that government has done enough to save on current spending. “Raising taxes at this point is just so beyond the pale,” Lew Uhler told us; he’s the president of the Roseville-based National Tax-Limitation Committee. “I just don’t see people buying into the class-warfare stuff. They’re not only trying to increase taxes on high-income families, but also the sales tax.” He pointed out that the governor remains an enthusiast for the California High-Speed Rail Authority and its spending plan of at least $99 billion on a project widely considered a boondoggle. “He’s re-establishing his Gov. Moonbeam name by this craziness,” Mr. Uhler said. The last time Californians passed a tax-increase initiative was in 2004 with Proposition 63. It increased state income taxes on millionaires by 1 percentage point to fund mental-health programs. Yet it passed with just 54 percent of the vote even though opponents spent just $13,000 compared with proponents’ approximately $4.7 million. And that was during the height of the real estate boom, when it seemed the good times never would end. Times are different now. The economy still is hobbled. Any tax increases will face solid opposition. Bring it on. …

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