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Just why do we need more people in the United States?



The spectacle of caravans of desperate people trekking across half a continent to get to their Promised Land elicits strong reactions from those who are already here. Some Americans would like to welcome all comers with open arms. Others, like the Canaanites of old, would like to shut down immigration altogether. Among these is my friend Michael Anton, the former director of communications for the National Security Council, who recently argued in the Washington Post that …

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Will Families Benefit from Tax Reform?



November 15, 2004 Volume 6 / Number 35 Dear Colleague: Now that President Bush has named tax simplification one of the top priorities for his second term, tax reform advocates need to ensure that tax reform doesn’t end up raising taxes on many families, especially large ones. Steven W. Mosher President Action Item:  Please call or write your Congressman and Senators and tell them that tax reform must not end up raising taxes on middle …

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Will Tax Reform Benefit Families?



Remarks by President Bush have renewed the drive to simplify the federal tax code, which has grown ever more complicated since Ronald Reagan’s tax simplification passed Congress in 1986. Politicians cannot resist handing out favors to campaign contributors and influential constituencies in the form of tax breaks garnered by K Street lobbyists in Washington, D.C. The President called for simplifying the tax code. For federal income taxes, the simplest solution is the flat tax: After …

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