It’s a simple, powerful idea: Let people keep more of their own money, and they’ll put it to work in thousands of ways, boosting the economy and setting the stage for long-term growth. Goldwater’s policy research shows how broad, low taxes can drive long-term prosperity.
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Let's make history by eliminating the income taxPosted on November 08, 2012 | Type: Blog
The tax debate in states over the past few decades has been largely centered on how high or low taxes should be. This is an important concern; but recently the conversation seems to have shifted to a debate about fundamental tax reform that alters radically how a state collects revenue.
Proposition 204 Could Cost Arizona's Private Sector 15,000 New JobsPosted on October 24, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Stephen Slivinski
The supporters of making the temporary 1-cent sales tax increase permanent – which is what the passage of Proposition 204 would do – claim that what they are proposing isn’t a tax hike, it’s simply an extension of an existing tax.
Arizona Could Boost Job Growth by Building on Lessons From TexasPosted on October 17, 2012 | Type: Press Release
While the economy is slowly recovering around the country, unemployment in Arizona is still higher than the national average at 8.3 percent. But some states, like Texas, have recovered every job lost during the recession and then some.
Lessons from Texas on Building an Economically Healthier ArizonaPosted on October 17, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Byron Schlomach
During the recent recession, the experience of Texas provides a marked contrast to that of Arizona. Arizona’s gross domestic product (GDP) fell at more than double the rate in the nation while Texas’s GDP barely fell at all. Texas’s employment in 2011 was at an all-time high and even greater than in 2007; by contrast, Arizona’s total employment in 2011 was 10 percent below its peak. Although most of the nation has seen hard times like Arizona has since 2007, Arizona’s economic challenges did not begin with the Great Recession. In fact, Arizona’s inflation-adjusted per capita income has lagged the nation’s for decades and stands steady at around 87 percent of the national level. While Arizona’s per capita personal income growth was fifth lowest among the states, Texas’s was seventh highest despite a large influx of people without jobs.
Déjà Vu on Tax IncreasesPosted on October 17, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jonathan Butcher
Most people can think of a time when they have been having a conversation or visiting a new place and suddenly felt like they’ve been there before, doing exactly the same thing. This feeling of “déjà vu” is common: Nearly 2 out of every 3 people experience déjà vu at some point in their life. Déjà vu happens most frequently among people between 15 and 25 years of age.