Posts from CFE2018-08-31T17:51:48+00:00

The shortsightedness of big government conservatism

By Ryan Ellis Over the past week, conservatives and libertarians online have been fighting over whether it’s a good idea for the federal government to prosecute publishers of pornography. Elsewhere, conservatives such as Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri have called for greater federal regulation of online content providers such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio [...]

By |December 12th, 2019|Center for a Free Economy, Regulatory Policy, Ryan Ellis, Trump|

75 Conservative Groups Urge Congress Not to Adopt Price Controls to Reform Healthcare

The Center for a Free Economy, along with 75 other conservative groups, this week sent a letter to Congressional Republicans urging them to reject price controls in any form when it comes to health care policy changes. Click here to see the letter.

By |December 2nd, 2019|Center for a Free Economy, Drug Price, Healthcare Policy|

CFE joins five organizations opposing bailout for renewable energy

This week, the Center for a Free Economy joined five other free market champions to demand that Congress not give a bailout to renewable energy industries like Big Solar. They made a deal to get rid of their tax breaks, and they should live with that deal.  Joining CFE is Americans for Tax Reform, the National Taxpayers Union, Heritage Action [...]

By |November 22nd, 2019|Center for a Free Economy, Debt, Deficit, Federal Spending, Fiscal Policy, Tax|

House conservatives offer seniors better healthcare options with nothing taken away

By Ryan Ellis An emerging axiom in politics is that the political party that is trying to take healthcare choices away from people loses, and the opposing party wins. The conservative House Republican Study Committee seems to have learned that lesson in their impressive new healthcare plan, particularly when it comes to the most important healthcare voters: seniors. The first [...]

By |November 19th, 2019|Center for a Free Economy, Healthcare Policy, HSA, Medicare, Ryan Ellis|

A healthcare tax cut for seniors every politician should love

By Ryan Ellis When it comes to any issue, especially healthcare, there is very little bipartisan commonsense cooperation in Washington these days. That’s too bad, because there are a lot of areas in healthcare where the parties substantively agree but can’t get past the “gotcha” stage. H.R. 3796, the Health Savings for Seniors Act, co-sponsored by Reps. Jason Smith, a [...]

By |September 10th, 2019|Center for a Free Economy, Healthcare Policy, HSA, Ryan Ellis|

Indexing capital gains would be a game changer

By Grover Norquist It is wrong to tax inflation. Last week, President Trump agreed. He endorsed the idea of indexing capital gains so that no American would be taxed on the inflation gain on the sale of a house, land, a small business, stocks or assets of any kind. Trump said, “Many people like indexing, and it can be done [...]

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