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Breaking news flashed across the country when the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari for United States v Microsoft on October 16th. The court’s pending decision will resolve divided lower court rulings on a fundamental privacy dispute.
A little more than a month ago, the White House and tax-writers in the House and Senate rolled out the Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code. The goal of the framework was to provide a sign to both members of Congress and the American people on the direction that the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee would take when they began work on this crucial effort.
When Congress passed a budget for fundamental tax reform last week, ten big-government Republican Congressmen from New York and New Jersey protested. These members are upset that Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) is expected to introduce a tax plan this week that eliminates the state and local tax deduction (SALT), a shield that protects rich liberals from high taxes.
December 31st will mark the final day of the National Football League’s (NFL) 2017 regular season. And while January 1st will be all about college football’s most prominent bowl games, readers can rest assured that news of head coaches being fired will soon re-enter the sports discussion. It always does.
President Donald Trump has proposed what he calls “the biggest tax cut since Ronald Reagan.” He also wants vast simplification so that Americans can fill out their taxes on a postcard return. Let’s hope that part of this reform package will be to defang the IRS, which treats Americans as if they are guilty until proven innocent and invades the basic privacy rights of citizens.
Senators should be commended for their derring-do to fight vile human trafficking abuses. But their current solution, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, dubbed “SESTA,” would curb Internet innovation.
Kentucky is one of many states that are attempting to counteract negative impacts of over regulated occupational licensing procedures using legislation at the state level. Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan are also considering bills that would limit occupational licensing.
FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs Jason Pye released the following statement at the conclusion of the vote in the House of Representatives on the FY 2018 budget resolution, which provides the path for a tax reform bill under reconciliation: