tax breaks

Save our energy industry by slashing royalty payments and energy taxes now

Stephen Moore, Washington Examiner

We could slash the taxes paid by our onshore drillers and royalties on drillers in the Gulf of Mexico and on federal lands. These royalties paid to Uncle Sam can range from a "tax" of between 12% and 18.5%. Ending the royalties through the end of the year would lift the after-tax price paid to drillers by as much as $5 a barrel. This would apply to about 4 million barrels of oil per day on federal properties. The feds now collect about $6 billion a year in royalties. Canceling those payments would be a small price to pay to save an industry that employs several million workers. Under federal law, the president has the executive authority to take this action.

Trump Opens Campaign Offices In Black Neighborhoods

Jack Kemp actually went to urban neighborhoods and framed conservative ideas to point out their benefits to citizens of all races, creeds and colors. Today, Donald Trump and his campaign are doing something the GOP hasn’t done since Jack Kemp faded from the political scene in the 1990s – mounting a serious, sustained and, this time, a smart campaign for the votes of African Americans.

Blowback Begins Against NFL #TakeTheKnee

A Denver car dealership founded by military hero Phil Long has pulled ads featuring Broncos player Von Miller who, along with many other members of the team, took a knee during the national anthem before Sunday's loss to Seattle.

Whose Side Are You On, President Trump’s Or The NFL’s?

Rooting for one NFL team to beat another is like rooting for MSNBC to beat CNN – it’s not about sports – it is merely two giant corporations, mired in political correctness, battling to win the ratings game on TV. What do you think? Tell us by clicking this link to take our NFL vs Trump poll.

Debate Prep: Asking The Right Questions About Jeb Bush’s Tax Plan

Jeb Bush’s plan merely reshuffles the deck of who gets the favors, rather than fundamentally reforming the tax code. And that begs the question: Why should the government pick economic winners and losers through the tax code?

Cronyism, Green Energy and Stupidity

In an act of amazing political stupidity Republican leaders are about to give away billions in taxpayer dollars to fund green energy and other interests that just spent millions trying to defeat the new Republican majority.

Kochs Target R's on Tax Breaks

Brain Faler, Politico

Powerful conservative groups including those backed by the Koch Brothers are pushing Republicans to take a hard line on a raft of expired tax breaks pending in the lame duck, an effort that could jeopardize party leaders’ hopes for a low-drama Congress.