The Case for Tax Reform

The United States has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform our economy and jumpstart growth. The answer? Comprehensive pro-growth tax reform. This series examines the importance of reforming the outdated tax code, and how achieving that goal will advance economic growth, jobs, and prosperity.

The Case for Tax Reform

Above the FoldNov 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
The U.S. Capitol at sunrise.

The Joint Tax Committee’s Epic Dynamic Fail

Credible analysis of Congressional tax reform bills expects additional growth of 3% to 5% of GDP. Where did JTC go wrong?

Above the FoldNov 27, 2017 - 8:30pm
Capitol dome at dawn.

A Fiscal Trigger Is Impractical, Unreasonable, and Unnecessary

The fact is future Congresses will act according to the times and circumstances then in evidence.

Above the FoldNov 27, 2017 - 12:45pm
U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Tax Reform’s Growth: A Balm for Deficit Worries

Tax reform in its current forms would ultimately improve state and local finances while having a minimal effect on the federal deficit.

Above the FoldNov 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Concerns over Passthrough Taxation are Understandable but Misplaced

To the greatest extent possible, all forms of businesses should face the same tax system.

Above the FoldNov 10, 2017 - 9:15am
The path to pro-growth tax reform. A.K.A. The Pizza Tracker.

Tax Reform: We’re Cooking!

The House Ways and Means Committee voted to pass their bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, out of committee.

Above the FoldNov 09, 2017 - 10:00am
AT&T's store in Time Square in New York City.

Reform the Tax Code and Investment Will Be Unleashed

AT&T will invest an additional $1 billion in the U.S. economy if Washington delivers on tax reform.

Above the FoldNov 07, 2017 - 1:15pm
A guardrail covered in bumper stickers along U.S. Highway 395 at Conway Summit in Mono County, CA.

Of CEO Pay and Passthrough Guardrails

Without a guardrail, a strong incentive would exist to recharacterize a passthrough owner’s wage income as business income.

Above the FoldNov 06, 2017 - 2:30pm
Larry Summers, Harvard professor and former U.S. Treasury secretary, at a Bank of Japan event.

Larry Summers’ Qualms on Tax Reform are Misplaced

Let's tackle three issues the former U.S. Treasury secretary has with the tax reform package.

Above the FoldNov 06, 2017 - 11:15am
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City.

Dear Chicken Little, the Sky Isn’t Falling… But Wages, GDP Growth, and Job Creation Might Be Rising

Myopically focusing on one provision of tax reform is not the way to determine its effects.

Above the FoldOct 30, 2017 - 9:00am
Tax reform floppy disk

Tax Reform Cannot Wait, Must Not Fail

After 31 years, it's time to reform the tax code. If we do it right, it can be the most important step to driving the economy forward.