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  • Laffer Curve Needs Change in Terminology From Government Speak to Individual Rights and Freedom

    07/23/2016 1:01:38 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 8 replies
    Love to see everyone enjoying the afterglow of this amazing GOP Convention. Haven’t felt like this politically since 1980. I think morning is once again coming to America. Art Laffer, economist, has analyzed Trumps chances and it brought up some thoughts I have on the Laffer Curve. I love the curve but I hate the terminology... Laffer and Reagan brought us an unprecedented and historic 25 years of growth and prosperity until the Left finally shut it down. Tax cuts are a must, but we need to flip the reasoning - we need to change the terminology and the paradigm...
  • Art Laffer: Trump Should Win Easily

    07/23/2016 11:48:27 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 54 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | JUL 19, 2016 | FRED BARNES
    Art Laffer is a famous economist, one of the brains behind President Ronald Reagan's supply-side tax cuts in 1981. But he was also a political adviser to Reagan and other presidential candidates. Based on history rather than polls or demographics, he insists Donald Trump will win the presidential race—and win easily. History is an argument not often heard in presidential elections except in one case: the likelihood that after one party holds the White House for eight years, that party probably won't win four more years. The one exception in the past half-century was the election of George H.W. Bush...
  • Economist: GOP may win 47 states in general election

    01/10/2016 8:25:59 AM PST · by Rockitz · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 January 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Supply-side economist Arthur Laffer is predicting Republicans will win the White House in a landslide this year, regardless of the nominee. “I would be surprised if the Republicans don’t take 45, 46, 47 states out of the 50,” Laffer told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on New York’s AM-970 on Sunday. “I mean, I think we’re going to landslide this election.” Laffer, who served in various positions in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations, said he is bullish on the entire Republican primary field. “When I look at these candidates, I don’t see one of them who wouldn’t...
  • TAX REFORM THAT WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

    09/29/2015 10:23:03 AM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 18 replies
    TRUMP MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN ^ | 9/28/2015 | Donald J. Trump
    This is a HTML LIST version of full text of TAX REFORM THAT WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN [Full text of Trump's Tax plan]. Personally I find it easier to get information when the entire document is in a kind of outline format. Hover underlined words for definitions.
  • Two Big Fiscal Lessons from Colorado’s Pot Legalization

    02/14/2015 7:49:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Regular readers know that I don’t approve of drug use, but that I also favor legalization because the Drug War has been a costly and ineffective failure.(And it’s led to horrible policies such as intrusive money-laundering laws and Orwellian asset-forfeiture laws).So I was happy when folks in Colorado voted to decriminalize marijuana use, even if part of me didn’t like the idea that politicians would gain a new source of tax revenue.If nothing else, what’s happening in Colorado (and Washington state) will be an interesting social experiment.And even though we only have a modest bit of data, I’m going to be...
  • The Left’s Position on the Laffer Curve and Dynamic Scoring:

    01/05/2015 7:49:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Kleinbard’s second argument against dynamic scoring is based on his assumption that bigger government is good for the economy since the government spends money wisely.I’m not joking. Federal deficits are on an unsustainable path (as it happens, because of undertaxation, not excessive spending). Simply cutting taxes against the headwind of structural deficits leads to lower growth, as government borrowing soaks up an ever-increasing share of savings. …these models are political statements. They show the biggest economic effects by assuming that tax cuts are financed by unspecified future spending cuts. The smaller size of government, not the tax cuts by themselves,...
  • The Laffer Curve and Limits to Class Warfare Tax Policy

    09/21/2014 11:29:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    IÂ’m a big advocate of the Laffer Curve. Simply stated, itÂ’s absurdly inaccurate to think that taxpayers and the economy are insensitive to changes in tax policy.Yet bureaucracies such as the Joint Committee on Taxation basically assume that the economy will be unaffected and that tax revenues will jump dramatically if tax rates are boosted by, say, 100 percent.In the real world, however, big changes in tax policy can and will lead to changes in taxable income. In other words, incentives matter. If the government punishes you more for earning more income, you will figure out ways to reduce the...
  • In The Past 15 Years 9 States With No Income Tax + $146B 9 States With Highest Tax Lost $107B

    04/24/2014 8:52:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    GenerationOpportunity.org ^ | April 24, 2014 | Staff
    Consider sharing with your Facebook friends. Taxes Are Too Damn High! April 23, 2014 by Free The Future Taxes collected this year hit a new all-time record! This means that Americans pay more in taxes than food, housing, and clothing combined! Lower taxes means you get to keep more of your hard-earned money. Lower taxes mean the economy can grow. Lower taxes are better for everyone. Sign the petition if you agree “Taxes Are Too Damn High!” Click on the bottom of each page to link through to the following page up until you get to the Facebook sign...
  • A Primer on the Laffer Curve to Help Understand Why Obama’s Class-Warfare Tax Policy Won’t Work

    02/08/2014 6:19:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    My main goal for fiscal policy is shrinking the size and scope of the federal government and lowering the burden of government spending. But I’m also motivated by a desire for better tax policy, which means lower tax rates, less double taxation, and fewer corrupting loopholes and other distortions. One of the big obstacles to good tax policy is that many statists think that higher tax rates on the rich are a simple and easy way of financing bigger government. I’ve tried to explain that soak-the-rich tax policies won’t workbecause upper-income taxpayers have considerable ability to change the timing, level,...
  • Everything You Ever Needed to Know about the Left’s View of Income Inequality,

    01/27/2014 9:47:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com> ^ | January 27, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    If you want to know why the left is wrong about income inequality, you need to watch this Margaret Thatcher video. In just a few minutes, the “Iron Lady” explains how some – perhaps most – statists would be willing to reduce income for the poor if they could impose even greater damage on the rich. This picture is another way of getting across the same point. It was sent to me by Richard Rahn (famous for the Rahn Curve), and it uses two pizzas to show how leftist policies would “solve” inequality. I like this analogy, and not just...
  • ART LAFFER: I Was Wrong About Inflation And The Fed

    01/03/2014 10:22:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 146 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/03/2014 | Rob Wile
    Arthur Laffer is a legend in Washington, having been the leading voice on President Ronald Reagan's hawkish Economic Policy Advisory Board.  His "Laffer Curve," which argued that there are diminishing returns after a certain point of taxation, was taken as gospel.If his views are not quite as frequent a presence in public debate, it's largely because Laffer's pet issues, regulation and taxes, took a back seat during the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations.  But Laffer himself still occasionally makes appearances on the public scene.And in June of 2009, he penned an op-ed warning excessive quantitative easing would inevitably lead...
  • Can You Spell L-A-F-F-E-R-C-U-R-V-E?

    07/13/2013 11:52:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’m thinking of inventing a game, sort of a fiscal version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Only the way it will work is that there will be a map of the world and the winner will be the blindfolded person who puts their pin closest to a nation such as Australia or Switzerland that has a relatively low risk of long-run fiscal collapse.That won’t be an easy game to win since we have data from the BIS, OECD, and IMF showing that government is growing far too fast in the vast majority of nations. We also know that many states and cities suffer from the same...
  • Getting High with the Laffer Curve

    06/02/2013 4:27:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Two of my favorite things in life are the Laffer Curve and the Georgia Bulldogs. So you know I’m going to approve when an economics professor from the University of Georgia writes a column about the power of the Laffer Curve. And since I’m a libertarian and the specific issue is about curtailing the foolish Drug War, it goes without saying that this is something that belongs on this blog. Especially when we get to celebrate some evidence that statists are acknowledging that tax rates matter! Here are some excerpts from Jeffrey Dorfman’s column at Real Clear Markets. Now that...
  • 10 people who led us to the ‘fiscal cliff’

    11/21/2012 10:50:23 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 57 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Nov. 21, 2012, 12:55 p.m. EST | Rex Nutting
    Commentary: From Laffer to Obama, they fed our greed and guiltWASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — With our political leaders locked in a fiscal struggle that threatens to throw the economy off a so-called cliff and into recession, you might be wondering how we got to this place. Remember that this supposed fiscal cliff is the direct result of two contradictory impulses in American life: Greed and guilt. Greed for low taxes, a strong military, a strong safety net and lots of government spending for everyone. And guilt that we weren’t paying our way. Read “Stop calling it a ‘fiscal cliff’” All of...
  • California's Laffer Curve: Playing with Fire

    11/18/2012 7:14:37 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Econlog ^ | November 12, 2012 | David Henderson
    It's not Go Galt: It's Go to Texas. As I have noted before, the Laffer Curve--the curve that relates tax revenues to tax rates--must be correct. The relevant question is where we are on the Laffer Curve. Are we on the part of the curve--the "prohibitive region"--where an increase in marginal tax rates will reduce revenues and a decrease in marginal tax rates will increase revenues? For the United States, I think the answer is pretty clearly no. But what about for California? We are about to have an empirical test. Proposition 30 garnered about 54 percent of the vote...
  • Bob Woodward Shocker: There Is a Way to Raise Revenue AND Lower Tax Rates

    11/11/2012 3:49:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 11, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Stop the presses! Stop the presses! The Washington Post's Bob Woodward on The Chris Matthews Show Sunday not only called Democrat visions of balancing the budget by raising taxes on the rich a "fantasy," but he also said "there is a way to...raise more revenue and perhaps lower the rates" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Bob Woodward Shocker: There Is a Way to Raise Revenue AND Lower Tax Rates BOB WOODWARD, WASHINGTON POST: But there's a fantasy element, unfortunately, in this, about the tax increases for the wealthy. It probably is sensible, good policy. It’s theology, as you know,...
  • The Laffer Curve Strikes Again: (Shortened Title)

    10/04/2012 12:38:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve shared evidence from around the world (England, Italy, the United States, and France) and from various states (Illinois, Oregon, Florida,Maryland, and New York) to argue that it is foolish to ignore the Laffer Curve. Not that it makes any difference. I’m slowly coming the conclusion that my friends on the left will never learn – in large part because they’re more interested in punishing success with class warfare tax policy than they are in collecting extra revenue for government.But surely there are some statists who are motivated by emotions other than spite, so I refuse to give up. Let’s look at some evidence from...
  • The Laffer Curve Strikes Again and More Mooching Julia

    05/06/2012 6:21:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I periodically explain the principles of the Laffer Curve, particularly in hopes that I will educate lawmakers that higher tax rates are a bad idea – even if they wind up generating additional revenue. Obama’s proposed class-warfare tax hikes, for instance, might pull in some extra loot for the political class to redistribute. But is it a good idea to give the politicians more money if the economy loses $5 of private output for every $1 of added tax revenue?This is why it is never a good idea to even think about setting tax rates near the revenue-maximizing level.Sadly, many...
  • Laffer’s new book: Good, but a study in the obvious.

    03/28/2012 5:15:13 PM PDT · by landsbaum · 7 replies
    We’ve finished economist Arthur Laffer’s new book, Eureka! How to Fix California, which he delivered to the Register this morning in person while visiting with our Editorial Board. It’s a good. But in a sense it’s a wonder why people have to devote countless hours of research to study such stuff, when the conclusions are so intuitively obvious. In short . . .
  • Speaker Gingrich gets Pres Ronald Reagan economist endorsement (Art Laffer)

    12/27/2011 4:13:06 PM PST · by TBBT · 50 replies
    gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com ^ | Greta Van Susteren
    Newt Gingrich Endorsed by Architect of Reagan Economic Plan, Economist Arthur Laffer Dyersville, IA – Renowned economist, father of The Laffer Curve and supply-side economics, and architect of the Ronald Reagan economic plan, Arthur Laffer, announced his endorsement today of Newt Gingrich for President of the United States. “Newt has the best plan for jobs and economic growth of any candidate in the field,” said Laffer. “Like Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts and pro-growth policies, Newt’s low individual and corporate tax rates, deregulation and strong dollar monetary policies will create a boom of new investment and economic growth leading to the...