There is a proposed tax change in Massachusetts that should have all who are interested in fiscal policy concerned. In November, Bay State voters will decide whether to adopt an amendment to the state constitution imposing a 4 percent surtax on annual taxable income above $1 million starting in 2023.
In 2020, Americans’ individual charitable giving reached $324 billion, a record high and a 2.2 percent increase from 2019. While the pandemic imposed great costs on our society, many households shared their resources with others, including religious, educational, and human service organizations.
The bipartisan infrastructure bill approved by the Senate on August 10 includes a number of budget gimmicks that help make it look fully “paid for.” One of the gimmicks is pension smoothing, which allows private companies to make smaller contributions to their defined-benefit pension plans, thereby endangering the plans’ financial viability over time.
Democrats want to increase the corporate tax rate, but is that the best way to generate revenue for the government? AEI’s Alex Brill discusses an alternative tax that could benefit the planet as well.
The new administration is making a big push to support green energy and lower carbon emissions. But are they doing it the right way?
Debating the issue are Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president for energy and environment at the Center for American Progress, and Alex Brill, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
President Biden’s tax-and-spend infrastructure plan will reduce the competitiveness of U.S. corporations, burden working-class Americans, and discourage the type of private investment in America that fuels economic growth.