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Commentary: AEI visiting scholar and Columbia Business School Dean R. Glenn Hubbard writes that “many of the problems in our health-care system stem not from what happens in the doctor's office or hospital, but what happens in our tax code.”
Commentary: Arguing that President Bush needs to boldly seize health care reform as an issue, The Manhattan Institute’s Dr. David Gratzer writes in the Feb. 6 Weekly Standard encouraging a new vision for American health care, which “needs to devolve decision-making back to the individual.”
News: The Washington Times reports that Branch Banking and Trust (BB&T), a Winston-Salem, N.C.-based bank, has announced it will not grant loans to developers who obtained commercial property from governments through the power of eminent domain. BB&T is reportedly the first major financial institution to announce such a policy since the 2005 Kelo v. New London ruling by the Supreme Court greatly expanded the power of states and local governments to seize private property.
News: A tax-cutting and budget-restraining mayor?! St. Cloud, Minn., has one. Mark Giga of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota writes for the Heartland Institute about Mayor Dave Kleis.
News: The Heartland Institute’s John Skorburg reports yet another sign of economic growth: a National Conference of State Legislatures report showing most states expect to exceed their projections for tax revenue.
Analysis: Tax cuts increase the share of tax revenue the rich pay the government, former Treasury official Bruce Bartlett writes in the February 2006 edition of the Heartland Institute’s Budget and Tax News. Bartlett, a Free Market Project adviser, found this to be true not only in the United States but in other countries that have seen marked reductions in tax rates, like Britain and Australia.
Commentary: CEI senior fellow Christopher Horner in the January 30 National Post argues that the 1997 treaty is dying under the weight of its onerous and unattainable regulations. “Kyoto’s ultimate truth is that after eight years, nine negotiations and scores of triumphalist press releases, the rest of the world remains wildly uninterested in joining its rationing scheme.”
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