tax cuts

Let's be honest — this isn't actually tax reform

Ned Ryun, The Hill

The Senate version of tax reform brought real clarity to this conversation about overhauling the tax system. What is now discussed doesn’t come close to being real tax reform for the American people. What it does qualify as is a grab bag of goodies for the uber-wealthy globalists while passing the price tag on to the middle and upper middle classes in America. We’ve gone from tax reform to tax deform.

Ryan Should Take President Trump’s Suggestions On Tax Reform

We would prefer to see bigger tax cuts accompanied by spending cuts, but absent that, we urge the House to include President Trump’s suggestions in the final House bill and send it to the Senate for further improvement.

Voters Sent The Republicans A Wake-Up Message

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Maybe the most powerful line in American politics is “send them a message” and on Tuesday the voters sent Republicans a series of unmistakable messages.

GOP Needs This Tax Cut More Than America

Hunt Lawrence and Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator

Ultimately, Republicans vote not just on the country’s future here, but on their party’s future as well. The country, experiencing average or below GDP growth (vis-à-vis postwar, 20th-century America) in all but one year this century, really needs this bill. The Republican Party, a divided lot looking (not particularly hard) for unity, really, really needs this bill.

Ted Cruz Makes Epic Put Down Of Bernie Sanders And The Democrat Tax Collectors

Our advice to Mitch McConnell and the GOP leadership – not that they are likely to accept it – is that they should concentrate on rounding up votes for the Trump tax plan and leave the talking to Ted Cruz.

Who Pays What in Taxes?

Walter E. Williams, CNS News

Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let's look at who pays what, with an eye toward attempting to answer this question: Are the rich paying their fair share?

Trump’s tax cut: ‘Show me the money’

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Mr. Trump and the Republicans won the election by promising jobs and prosperity. A new Terrence poll finds that by a two to one margin voters agree with Mr. Trump that a tax cut would be “good for the economy.” Failure to pass a pro-growth tax cut puts nearly every Republican seat in peril. To keep the Republican majorities and grow the economy Mr. Trump has to do one thing for voters: Show me the money.

MAGA Coalition Launches Grassroots Political Operation

The MAGA Coalition mission statement says it will reach out to everyday Americans and build an unprecedented model of grassroots activism. If they succeed, and we hope they do, no longer will we have to stand by and let the entrenched powers that be in the establishment dictate our future with apathy and inaction.

Trump Turnaround Puts New Tax-Cut Writing on the Wall

Larry Kudlow, Investors Business Daily

Trump has cleared the decks for tax cuts and reform. Make no mistake: Trump is absolutely committed to tax cuts. This is completely unlike the health care muddle. And critical here is the argument Trump is making: A big drop in large- and small-business tax rates will mostly benefit middle-class wage earners.

The Republican Tax Plan Better Be Audacious

David M. Smick, Wall Street Journal

In 1980, Ronald Reagan said of John Connally, “Let him have the Fortune 500. I’ll take Main Street over Wall Street.” This kind of “lunch pail” capitalism won Reagan the election and transformed the GOP—and the country. Isn’t it time for more “lunch pail” policy-making from Washington?

Giving Tax Cuts a Fighting Chance

Ed Feulner, Real Clear Politics

The field is tilted. Spending more is easy, cutting taxes is hard -- and largely because the process makes it that way. Tax relief is too important for Congress to keep fumbling it. The right package of cuts will unleash economic growth -- creating jobs, opportunity and prosperity for all. Why jeopardize that by making the wrong decision on the budget baseline?

Some Cutting Remarks on Taxes

Ed Fuelner, CNS News

True tax reform must combine the right cuts in tax rates with the right cuts in spending. Indeed, it’s the only way to put the federal budget on a sustainable path. Focusing only on one side of the budget ledger would be a major mistake.

The Trump Economy

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Put simply, if the GOP whiffs on the tax cut, it will harm the economy and the stock market. It will put in dire jeopardy the Republican majorities in the midterm elections in 2018. So losing is not an option here. That is why Republican leaders would be wise to downsize their grand ambitions of a total rewrite of the tax code and simply sell the American people on a job creation tax cut that will benefit all American companies.

Pass GOP tax cuts by Thanksgiving or get ready for Speaker Pelosi

Newt Gingrich and Brad Anderson, USA Today

Tax cuts by November beat comprehensive reform next spring because changes will take time to take effect and for voters to feel the impact. A Republican majority can always come back to tax reform in 2019. Serious tax cuts will bring Americans more — and better — job opportunities, with higher take-home pay. That’s why we think this is the key to keeping the Republican majority in 2018.

Much fast growth right around the corner

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Nearly every policy during the Obama years was anti-growth — tax increases, minimum wage hikes, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank regulations, massive debt spending, the Paris Climate Change accord, an EPA assault against American energy, massive expansions of programs like food stamps and disability — and on and on. If Mr. Trump is able to to shift those policies into reverse — especially by getting tax rates down, not up — 3 to 4 percent growth is easily achievable and the economics profession will be proven dead wrong again.

Media Buries Trump’s Good Economic News

Obsessed as the establishment media is with fake news, you’d never know that – thanks in large measure to President Trump’s deregulation and economic policies – we are rapidly closing-in on the 4 percent economic growth target the President set during the campaign.

Trump Tax Cut Will Boost Jobs And Growth

Stephen Moore, Investor's Business Daily

In 1983, the economic growth rate during the first months of the Reagan tax cuts eclipsed 8%, and economists and politicians started yelping that the economy was churning so fast it was "overheating." That rapid return to prosperity helped the Gipper win a 49-state landslide the next year. Now we're being told that America can't grow at even a mediocre 3%? If liberals don't believe that Trump can succeed where Obama failed, there is an obvious way to find out. Get out of Trump's way and let's see if he can prove it.

All You Need Is Growth

Stephen Moore, Investor's Business Daily

If we can achieve 3.4% growth for the coming decade, then we lower the deficit by roughly $4.5 trillion over the decade. That is the best "pay for" I've ever heard. As JFK used to put it, we need a budget that is balanced through growth and prosperity. To paraphrase the Beatles: All you need is growth.

The Trump Transition Is Transcendent, but the Economy Needs Attention Now

Larry Kudlow, National Review

Replacing Obamacare is hugely important, both to improve our health-care system and remove the economic drag of its taxing, spending, and regulating. But business tax reform — with low marginal corporate rates for large and small companies, easy repatriation, and immediate expensing for new investment — will have an enormously positive impact on the weakest part of our economy, namely business investment.

No, Obamacare Repeal Isn’t a Tax Cut for the Rich

David Catron, The American Spectator

In reality, these cuts will merely stop forcing hardworking Americans to pay for coverage they themselves cannot afford because of the “Affordable Care Act.” Meanwhile, these Obamacare dead-enders also insist that any revenue policy that fails to punish successful Americans amounts to “tax cuts to the rich.” This is why their side keeps losing elections.