Taxes

Tobacco Excise Taxes Burn Down Federal Revenues

An April 2012 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that excise tax increases on certain tobacco products have resulted in dramatic shifts by manufacturers and consumers toward lower tax products. Specifically, the implementation of taxes on roll your own tobacco and small cigars have led to increases in production and consumption of pipe tobacco and large cigars. While the government has historically used tobacco taxes to raise revenue, GAO’s study revealed that these disparities in taxation instead decreased federal revenues.

CCAGW Denounces Senate for Further Backpedaling on USPS



For Immediate Release: Contact:  Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
April 18, 2012 Luke Gelber (202) 467-5318

 

President Obama’s Corporate Tax Plan Invites Crony Capitalism

On February 22, 2012, President Obama released a proposal to lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent, while also eliminating loopholes in the tax code. Considering that the effective corporate tax rate of 34.6 percent in the U.S. is the highest rate in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and is nearly 50 percent higher than the OECD average, a move to a lower rate is long overdue. Unfortunately, the devil in the White House’s plan lies in the details.

CCAGW Supports Permanent Earmark Moratorium

For Immediate Release
February 7, 2012

 

Contact:  Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334 Luke Gelber 202-467-5318

CCAGW Supports Permanent Earmark Moratorium

Connect America Fund: Continuing the Universal Service Fee with No End in Sight

On November 18, 2011, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its much-anticipated 759-page proposed rulemaking for the Connect America Fund (CAF), which sets out to reform the Universal Service Fund (USF) and the Intercarrier Compensation (ICC) programs. Public comments on certain sections of the rulemaking are due by January 18, 2012, and on other sections by February 17, 2012.

CCAGW Urges Idaho LEG. to Oppose Tax Increases

For Immediate Release
January 30, 2012

 

Contact:  Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334 Luke Gelber 202-467-5318

CCAGW Urges Idaho LEG. to Oppose Tax Increases

Two Different Worlds: Public vs. Private Sector Compensation

Despite the popular belief that federal employees are underpaid public servants, the data tells a very different story. When all of the factors that affect compensation are accounted for, there is significant evidence that federal employees make considerably more than their private sector counterparts.

CCAGW Supports Earmark-Killing Bill



For Immediate Release: Contact:  Leslie K. Paige, (202) 467-5334
December 1, 2011 Luke Gelber, (202) 467-5318

 

No Surprise: The Super Committee Was an Unpardonable Turkey



For Immediate Release: Contact:  Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
November 21, 2011 Luke Gelber (202) 467-5318

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CAGW Names Montana Gov. Steve Bullock February 2018 Porker of the Month

Gov. Bullock is CAGW's Porker of the Month for issuing an executive order that would rob Montana consumers of a 21st century internet.