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

The USMCA trade deal is a big tax cut

By Ryan Ellis Congress has been sitting on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, for months. A badly needed update to NAFTA, the USMCA is in danger of being talked to death by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, despite the free trade agreement enjoying broad bipartisan support. Many fear that if USMCA is not passed soon, it will fall victim to [...]

By |July 16th, 2019|Center for a Free Economy, Ryan Ellis, Tax, USMCA|

3 easy ways for conservatives to improve health savings accounts

By Ryan Ellis The White House this week is hosting a listening session with conservatives on “Building Great Healthcare in America.” Where should this begin? Without a doubt, the signature conservative healthcare policy achievement of all time is the creation of the “health savings account,” or HSA. Since their genesis in 2003 (itself a compromise to help pass Medicare’s prescription [...]

By |July 11th, 2019|Center for a Free Economy, Drug Price, Healthcare Policy, HSA, Ryan Ellis|

Joe Biden is a tax loophole hypocrite

By Ryan Ellis Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden this week released several years of income tax returns, probably hoping the story would be that he did so and President Trump has not. However, Richard Rubin from the Wall Street Journal found a much more interesting nugget: in 2017 and 2018, Joe Biden and his wife ran [...]

By |July 11th, 2019|2020 Elections, Center for a Free Economy, Democrats, Ryan Ellis, Tax|

If you’re in the middle class, Joe Biden wants to raise your taxes

By Ryan Ellis Presidential front-runner Joe Biden has made a startling promise if he's elected president: repeal the entirety of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and to increase taxes by $500 billion on top of that. What does he want to do with the money? Besides an $8,000 day care credit giveaway, it’s the usual socialist tax-and-spend [...]

The IRS needs to audit the Catholic Church

By Ryan Ellis The past year has seen unprecedented government investigation of the Catholic Church in the United States. Kicked off by the seminarian sex abuse cover-up scandal of former-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick last summer, the ecclesiastical atmosphere has since taken on a Watergate-like avalanche quality. The Pennsylvania attorney general (and dozens of state attorneys general since then), the FBI, and [...]

By |June 10th, 2019|Center for a Free Economy, IRS, Ryan Ellis|

75 Conservative Groups: “We oppose any carbon tax.”

Dear Members of Congress, We oppose any carbon tax. A carbon tax raises the cost of heating your home in the winter and cooling your home in the summer. It raises the cost of filling your car. A carbon tax increases the cost of everything Americans buy and lowers Americans’ effective take home pay. A carbon tax increases the power, [...]

By |June 10th, 2019|Carbon Tax, Center for a Free Economy, Fiscal Policy|
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