Posts Tagged ‘Bush tax cuts’

MGC Director Emily Skarbek on KMED Radio with Bill Myer: Tax Cuts? Let’s Calculate


Thursday December 23rd, 2010   •   Posted by Lindsay Boyd at 10:51am PST   •   1 Comment

MyGovCost Director Emily Skarbek was a guest on KMED Radio with Bill Myer on Friday, December 17th to discuss the potential financial fall-outs from the latest tax-cut legislation and the importance of personalizing these policies for a clearer understanding of our fiscal conditions. FoxNews is reporting that the latest legislation has produced more favorable…
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Steve Forbes and Benjamin Powell Discuss the Tax Deal on Freedom Watch


Wednesday December 15th, 2010   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 10:38am PST   •   1 Comment

On Monday’s Freedom Watch on Fox Business Channel, Judge Andrew Napolitano asks Steve Forbes about regime uncertainty created by Congress and the changing tax system. Independent Institute Research Fellow Benjamin Powell advocates deep spending cuts and making the temporary tax cuts permanent. Then, in the next segment, Judge Napolitano and Dr. Powell critique the…
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U.S. Deficit Hits Record: $150.4 Billion in November—26th Straight Deficit Month


Friday December 10th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 9:19pm PST   •   0 Comments

In the Wall Street Journal, Jeff Bater reports in “U.S. Posts $150.4 Billion November Budget Deficit,” that federal red ink is reaching an all-time record: The U.S. government ran its 26th straight monthly budget deficit in November amid wrangling over a package that would extend big tax cuts to Americans trying to recover from…
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Higher Taxes Won’t Reduce the Deficit


Tuesday November 30th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 12:22am PST   •   0 Comments

In a new article in the Wall Street Journal, Independent Institute Senior Fellow Richard Vedder and Journal Senior Economics Writer Stephen Moore explain why “Higher Taxes Won’t Reduce the Deficit: History shows that when Congress gets more revenue, the pols spend it”: The draft recommendations of the president’s commission on deficit eduction call for…
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Cal Thomas Recommends the Government Cost Calculator, Says “Extend the Tax Cuts”


Tuesday November 2nd, 2010   •   Posted by Lindsay Boyd at 4:00pm PDT   •   1 Comment

In Tribune Media Services, The Washington Examiner and Townhall.com In his weekly, nationally syndicated column this morning, “GOP’s first order: Extend the Tax Cuts,” Cal Thomas encouraged voters to visit MyGovCost for a “handy” way of getting a clearer perspective on the implications that an expiration of the tax cuts will have on an…
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Raising Taxes Is No Way to Spur Economy


Monday September 20th, 2010   •   Posted by William Shughart at 9:05pm PDT   •   5 Comments

It’s September, and election season is under way. Marching to the tune of President Obama’s class-based political rhetoric, some candidates for Congress are campaigning on promises to raise taxes significantly on electorally safe targets. This year’s list of victims includes “the rich,” Wall Street and America’s oil companies. Those three groups are in Washington’s…
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