Taxes

New Jersey Politicians Argue About Which Taxes To Raise

There is a lesson to be learned from the dispute between political insiders in New Jersey that has unfolded over the last couple of months regarding raising taxes. 

CBO Projects Strong Economic Growth in 2018 and 2019; Trillion Dollar Deficits By 2020

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its annual Budget and Economic Outlook for 2018 to 2028.  In order to include several important pieces of budget and spending legislation that passed recently, particularly the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Bipartisan Budget Act, and the Omnibus Appropriations package, CBO pushed its usual January release date to April.

Online Sales Tax Debate to See Day in Court

During the first week of April, 2018, a number of organizations filed amicus briefs with the Supreme Court with respect to the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., Overstock.com, Inc., and NewEgg, Inc.  The petitioner in the case seeks to overturn the physical nexus requirement specified by the Supreme Court in 1992, when it ruled on Quill Corp. v. North Dakota.

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Releases 2017 Congressional Ratings

(Washington, D.C.) – The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) today released its 2017 Congressional Ratings, highlighting the voting records of all 535 voting members of Congress during the first session of the 115th Congress.  The report, which CCAGW has issued since 1989, identifies members whose voting records helped protect taxpayer dollars, as well as those who consistently voted against their interests.

CAGW Names Sen. Elizabeth Warren March 2018 Porker of the Month

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) its March 2018 Porker of the Month for spreading false prophesies about the wildly successful tax reform law.

Seattle Soda Tax Not Doing Too Well

While the rest of us were popping champagne to celebrate the arrival of 2018, Seattle greeted the New Year with a 1.75 cent per ounce tax on sweetened beverages.  It was needed, former Mayor Ed Murray once said, for a host of noble reasons: to reduce sugar consumption; to raise revenue for important projects like a year of “free” community college for all graduating public high school students; and, to subsidize purchases of healthy foods by low-income f

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Cheers Final Passage of Tax Reform

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) President Tom Schatz released the following statement applauding the House and Senate for passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which will be signed into law by President Donald Trump.

Congress Should Not Bring Back the Marketplace Fairness Act

According to the National Retail Federation, holiday sales for 2017 are expected to increase by between 3.6 to 4 percent over last year. During this busy time of year for e-commerce, it is a good time to reiterate that Congress should not bring back the Marketplace Fairness Act.

Citizens Against Government Waste Announces 2017 Porker of the Year Nominees

(Washington, D.C.) - Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today announced the nominees for its 2017 Porker of the Year.  People may cast their ballots for the candidate they think was the most reprehensible Porker in 2017 in an online poll at cagw.org/porkeroftheyear.  The six finalists were chosen by CAGW staff from among 11 worthy Porkers of the Month from this year.  The voting deadline is December 31, 2017 and the results will be announced on January 3, 2018.

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Applauds Senate Passage of Tax Reform

Today, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) President Tom Schatz released the following statement praising the Senate for passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. 

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CAGW Names Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser April 2018 Porker of the Month

Mayor Bowser is CAGW's Porker of the Month for attempting to bail out the failing Washington Metrorail system by taxing Uber and Lyft riders.