Tax Reform

Americans are a hard-working bunch and should keep what they earn. Our ideas for tax reform reduce the burden of taxes while ensuring governments have the resources to focus on core responsibilities.

<p>Americans are a hard-working bunch and should keep what they earn. Our ideas for tax reform reduce the burden of taxes while ensuring governments have the resources to focus on core responsibilities. </p>

The Goldwater Institute's Dr. Byron Schlomach went on the James Allen Show on KKNT to continue the discussion of the 10-part Thinking Economically series.

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There is no silver bullet that will transform Arizona's economy. And we're not in a competition with other states for a fixed number of "good" jobs. With unemployment at almost 10 percent, any job is a good job. We need more jobs, not to rearrange them.

Struggling to close a $14 million budget deficit as of June, the Gilbert Town Council passed three measures to increase taxes. But after seeing 2,400 citizen signatures and hearing dozens of speakers protest the tax hike at a council meeting, the council unanimously repealed the tax hikes.

You don't have to spend years poring over economic textbooks to understand that the more you tax something, the less of it is created or consumed. That's one reason tobacco taxes are so high; the government wants to discourage its consumption. And tobacco use is falling partly as a result of this policy.

The Goldwater Institute's Byron Schlomach explained why Arizona should adopt a flat tax on Fox 10.

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Listen in as Tom Patterson shares his thoughts on the FAIR Tax with East Valley Radio Network show host Scott Anderson.

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The Goldwater Institute's Nick Dranias was at the Tucson Tea Party, where he spent some time talking with 104.1 The Truth's Jon Justice about the tax day protest.

 

On Tax Day, the Goldwater Institute's Byron Schlomach was part of a panel on KJZZ's Here and Now program, which discussed Arizona's budget deficit, the possibility of a sales tax increase, and how to reform Arizona's tax structure.

Tens of thousands of people attended anti-tax tea parties across the country, including more than 5,000 at the Arizona state capitol. Goldwater Institute president Darcy Olsen joined KFYI's J.D. Hayworth, who was broadcasting live from the event.

Phoenix--Yesterday the Arizona House Democrats released a plan to raise the income tax, property taxes, and levy a new tax on utility bills to close the budget deficit.

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