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ICYMI: ATR Statement on “Plan B” Tax Plan

March 31, 2015 — In Case You Missed It...

ATR has consistently maintained that individual Members of Congress make a pledge to their constituents to oppose and vote against tax increases.  The House this week will vote on a tax bill.  This legislation—popularly known as “Plan B”—permanently prevents a tax increase on families making less than $1 million per year.  Republicans supporting this bill are ...

Camp Looks Beyond Budget Battles With Ambitious Tax Overhaul

March 31, 2015 — In Case You Missed It...

Despite a fractious political environment, efforts in Congress to streamline and update the country’s labyrinthine tax system are quietly picking up steam, adding a twist to the ongoing debate over federal fiscal policy.Michigan Rep. Dave Camp, the Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, last week released his second “discussion draft” related to ...

ICYMI: What is to be done: Reveal and replace Obamacare

March 31, 2015 — In Case You Missed It...

Millions of Americans now find themselves in the midst of a massive botched experiment called Obamacare. Nearly every poll-tested health care commitment is evaporating into thin air, leaving us with higher costs and headaches of uncertainty. Unfortunately, this was both predicted and avoidable. Obamacare was premised on an outmoded, top-down approach to ...

Donors to GOP Group Drew IRS Scrutiny

March 31, 2015 — In Case You Missed It...

By John D. McKinnon and Dionne SearceyAt the same time the Internal Revenue Service was targeting tea-party groups, the tax agency took the unusual step of trying to impose gift taxes on donors to a prominent conservative advocacy group formed in 2007 to build support for ...

Health-care law is tied to new caps on work hours for part-timers

March 31, 2015 — In Case You Missed It...

 For Kevin Pace, the president’s health-care law could have meant better health insurance. Instead, it produced a pay cut.Like many of his colleagues, the adjunct music professor at Northern Virginia Community College had managed to assemble a hefty course load despite his ...

ICYMI: Beltway Revenue Boom

March 31, 2015 — In Case You Missed It...

This isn't news the politicians want to broadcast, but federal tax revenue is booming. The latest monthly Congressional Budget Office review released Monday reports that, for the 11 months of the fiscal year through August, revenue is up $284 billion or 13% from a year earlier. We're guessing that's bigger than your raise this year.Individual income tax payments are up an ...