Economy & Budget

The Internet is no place for a sales tax

Good news: Congress and the White House agreed to a provision permanently banning taxes on Internet access earlier this year. The bad news? As part of the compromise, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised the Senate this year would hold...

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Moderating the harm from a higher minimum wage

Voters in several states, including Colorado, Washington, and Arizona, may face dramatic and irresponsible minimum wage initiatives on their ballots this fall. Understandably, the business community in these states and elsewhere has attempted to...

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Clear benefits of 529 college savings plans

Everybody dreams of a better future for their children. We want our children to have the opportunities they need to succeed and we are willing to do everything we can to make that happen.

The key often lies in higher education. However,...

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Budgetary stalemates are the ‘regular order'

This week, House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price began a series of hearings to explore overhauling the Congressional budget process with an eye towards making it function better.  Finger pointing failing to pass the annual budget...

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What Bernie needs to do right now

Bernie needs to win something like 68% of the remaining primary votes to take the lead in earned delegates from Hillary.  This is a tall order.  If he actually is serious about taking the nomination,  he needs to break some new...

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An affordable housing solution both parties can get behind

America is facing a housing affordability crisis that is already serious and continues to grow. Rising rents and stagnant wages have left lower-income households in every state struggling to afford stable places to call home. One in four renters—...

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To fight poverty, start with housing 

As a lifelong Republican, I am heartened by House Speaker Paul Ryan’s continuing focus on combating poverty in America. It is simply unacceptable that nearly 47 million people live in poverty in a nation as wealthy as the United States. Proposals...

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