Tax Analysts Blog

 
Monday, December 17, 2012 - 00:00
Raising taxes in the middle of a weak economy is usually political suicide. Herbert Hoover did it in 1932 and condemned the Republican Party to decades of rebuilding. Bill Clinton did it in 1993 and watched as the GOP took control of Congress in 1994 for the first time in decades. And now President...
Monday, December 10, 2012 - 00:00
Tax competition is a positive force in the global economy, according to Daniel Mitchell of the Cato Institute. He believes that governments competing against each other to attract business makes tax codes more efficient and helps economic growth. It certainly helps businesses, but it isn’t clear j...
Monday, December 3, 2012 - 00:00
The GOP has a Senate problem. Everyone knows it because it has been front and center in the last two election cycles. Despite a favorable political climate in 2010 and a map tilted their way in 2012, Republicans have failed to make much headway toward retaking the Senate (the party is only up five...
Monday, November 26, 2012 - 00:00
It took John Kerry 14 years to get a seat on the Senate Finance Committee. That’s supposedly what Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told Angus King when the Senate’s newest independent requested a seat on the prestigious taxwriting committee. King was hoping to replace Olympia Snowe, the retiring...