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  • Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady Discusses Tax Code Overhaul
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    Tax Policy

    Ways and Mean Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) spoke about the House Republicans' “A Better Way” tax plan, which he said would encourage economic growth, simplify the tax code, and reduce the…

  • Discussion on Tax Reform
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    Tax Reform

    Analysts offered their recommendations on updating the tax code. The panelists discussed corporate tax rates, capital gains taxes, and proposals being offered by the 2016 Republican and Democratic…

  • Discussion on Tax Reform
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    Tax Reform

    Panelists talked about the challenges and implications of tax reform, broadening the tax base, and the various tax plans of 2016 presidential candidates. They also discussed the various tax…

  • Washington Journal Daniel Mitchell on the Federal Tax Code
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    Federal Tax Code

    Daniel Mitchell talked about the federal tax code, proposals to reform it, and the Internal Revenue Service’s annual list of potential tax filing scams. A video clip was shown of Treasury…

  • Discussion on Corporate Tax Laws
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    Corporate Tax Laws

    Panelists talked about potential public policy responses to American companies that engage in corporate tax inversions. A corporate inversion is when a company re-incorporates abroad or…

  • Taxes and Income Inequality
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    Taxes and Income Inequality

    Economists discussed research into and policy proposals to address income inequality. Among the topics they addressed were causes of dependency on social programs, providing work…

  • National Sales Tax
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    National Sales Tax

    The guests debated whether the current federal income tax should be abolished in favor of a National Sales Tax, also known as the Fair Tax. The issue has been discussed in recent…

  • Economic Policy Issues
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    Economic Policy Issues

    Mr. Hubbard and Mr. Bartlett talked about President Bush’s economic proposals and plan to eliminate the tax on dividend income. They also talked about how the plans would stimulate the…

  • Federal Deficit and the Economy
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    Federal Deficit and the Economy

    The guests talked about the federal deficit, the economy, and taxes. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

  • Tax Policy
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    Tax Policy

    Representative Armey moderated a meeting of economic experts who talked about tax reform and simplification. Among the issues they addressed were the viability of a flat tax, other methods…

  • Taxes and Cost of Government
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    Taxes and Cost of Government

    Standing in front of the Capitol, advocates spoke to reporters about the cost of government both through the costs of taxes and costs of regulation. Following their remarks they answered…

  • Budget Surplus Issues
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    Budget Surplus Issues

    Representative Armey talked about the budget surplus and how some of the surplus would be used to purchase portions of the private sector. He proposed a larger tax cut to avoid such a…

  • Legality of Income and Social Security Taxes Part 2
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    Legality of Income and Social Security Taxes, Part 2

    Financial advisers and former Internal Revenue officials talked about the history of taxation in the U.S. and the constitutionality of the government being able to tax its citizens.…

  • Tax Limitation Constitutional Amendment
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    Tax Limitation Constitutional Amendment

    Panelists discussed a proposed tax limitation Constitutional Amendment which will be voted on when the U.S. House of Representatives returns on April 15.

  • Flat Tax Proposals
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    Flat Tax Proposals

    Republican pollsters analyzed public feelings about flat tax plans.

  • Middle Class Tax Cuts
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    Middle Class Tax Cuts

    Committee members heard testimony on middle class tax cuts. They examined three tax reduction proposals--a $500 per child tax credit, a reduction in the marriage penalty, and a deduction…

  • Taxes and the US Economy
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    Taxes and the U.S. Economy

    The guests discussed the state of the economy and evaluated congressional and administration efforts to stimulate the economy. On December 5 the House Ways and Means Committee will begin…

  • Operation Home Front Bushs Domestic Policy
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    Operation Home Front: Bush's Domestic Policy

    Three panelists discussed how Bush can take advantage of his high popularity to the Persian Gulf war to win domestic policy wars. Ms. O’Beirne talked about education, parent-empowerment strategies, civil rights based on opportunity and choice,…