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The DC Beverage Tax Will Harm Small Businesses and Consumers

DC's proposed tax on sweetened beverages will harm small businesses and are likely to be ineffective. 

Frances Floresca May 25, 2021
The WasteWatcher

A Wealth Tax Will Slow Down Economic Growth

A wealth tax will slow down economic growth and drive out the wealthiest people that pay the most in taxes.

Frances Floresca May 10, 2021
The WasteWatcher

The IRS Should Not Fill Out Tax Returns

Proposed tax simplification bills would force taxpayers to convince the IRS when it makes mistakes on their tax bills.

Deborah Collier May 10, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Beware the Words Investment and Free

When government officials talk about “investment” and “free” programs, taxpayers need to hang onto their wallets.  

Elizabeth Wright April 28, 2021
The WasteWatcher

The Sour Taste of Beverage Taxes

Taxes on sweetened beverages are ineffective and will place a heavier burden on those who can least afford them.

Frances Floresca April 16, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Spending Trillions More Is Ahead for Taxpayers

Taxpayers need to buckle up and hang on because even more trillion-dollar spending is ahead.

Elizabeth Wright April 15, 2021
The WasteWatcher

The Federal Government Needs to Hold States Accountable for Relief Spending

It is important for the federal government to hold states accountable for coronavirus relief spending. 

Frances Floresca April 7, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Wireless Taxes are Costly for Consumers

Wireless tax increases can burden families and can lead to pay for projects unrelated to telecommunications. 

Frances Floresca March 25, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Biden's Budget Busting Boondoggle

The House will soon vote on President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Elizabeth Wright February 25, 2021
The WasteWatcher

High-Speed Rail Is Going Nowhere Fast

States need to hit the brakes on the high-speed rail projects due to how expensive they will cost. 

Frances Floresca February 5, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Massachusetts Tobacco Flavor Ban Simply Shifted Markets

Massachusetts became the first state to permanently ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products in an effort to stop youth vaping and improve health.  The law just shifted markets.

Elizabeth Wright January 15, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Taxpayer Alert - A Massive Stimulus Spending Spree Is Being Unleashed

President-elect Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 "relief" and "stimulus" proposal will unleash a massive spending spree that will waste tens of billions of dollars and fail to stimulate the economy.

Thomas Schatz January 15, 2021

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