Year-end frenzy in DC

No one wants to be blamed for a government shutdown, but there are deep divisions on several issues and neither side will give up easily. Don’t count on anything until the dust settles. Read More...

Assessing Republican Tax Plan

The GOP tax plan is poorly explained, gives short shrift to the dictates of fiscal responsibility, and muddles or misses tax reform opportunities. It’s as though Republicans caved to anticipated objections before the debate began. Read More...

Republican Tax Plan lurches ahead

To make GOP Tax Plan affordable: boost investment vs. consumption, slash tax preferences, get serious about spending cuts. Read More...

Status of Republican tax plan

Proposed business tax changes would boost US economy; tax cuts for individuals seem problematic. Read More...

Oops, that's not what was supposed to happen

Two deadlines were extended by bipartisan agreement, but don’t expect a new spirit of cooperation in DC. Read More...

Republican pivot to tax reform

Republicans haven’t yet revealed their tax plan, but Democrats have already rejected it. SAFE has questions for both sides. Read More...

Tax cutting may be a good idea, but don't overdo it

A tax cut debacle in Kansas doesn’t prove fiscally conservative policies should be universally rejected. Read More...

A tax cut sounds appealing, but could we afford it?

The president's tax plan looks promising, but it will be important to minimize revenue losses to the US Treasury. Read More...

Proposed replacement for the corporate income tax

Some economists seem to suggest otherwise, but a tax on US imports would not represent “free money.”

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Campaign issues: a better way

House GOP agenda falls short of its advance billing as a collection of “bold conservative proposals.” Read More...

Campaign issues: taxes

The candidates are searching diligently, but there isn’t much money available for tax cuts these days. Read More...

Fixing the Highway Trust Fund

Everyone agrees our highways and bridges must be maintained, so what’s the problem? Read More...

The urge to raise taxes is alive and well

There’s more interest in funding desired spending programs these days than in tax reform. Read More...

Five don't dos for tax reform

To achieve real improvement in the tax system, some past mistakes must be avoided. Read More...
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