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

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 [...]

Trump needs to stop taking bad advice from liberals on trade.

By Ryan Ellis Earlier this week, I had the privilege of participating in a telephone town hall with Congressman Peter Roskam and callers from his Sixth Congressional District of Illinois. Most of the talk was about the recent tax cut, but one constituent stood out from the rest. The man owns a small electronics manufacturing company in Roskam’s district. While [...]

By |August 25th, 2019|Center for a Free Economy, Democrats, Ryan Ellis|

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|
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