WSJ: Do You Want Reagan’s Economy or Obama’s?

The CBO failed to predict the tax-reform boom of the 1980s and the weak recovery in recent years. By Phil Gramm and Michael Solon April 19, 2017  The best way to gauge America’s capacity to reignite economic growth through tax reform is to move beyond congressional economic models and look...
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WSJ: How ‘Border Adjustment’ Poisons Tax Reform

The House’s 20% import fee is political industrial policy that will convulse the economy. Better to follow the 1986 model. By Phil Gramm The goal of tax reform is to collect revenues while reducing the distorting influence that taxes impose on economic efficiency and growth. The 1986 tax reform stripped...
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WSJ: Replace ObamaCare, Don’t Rename It

Trying to cure all the program’s ills will only make them worse—and the GOP will get the blame. By PHIL GRAMM Feb. 2, 2017 7:23 p.m. ET So powerful is the political appeal of entitlement programs that modern democracies routinely choose bankruptcy over curtailing them. That’s even true of ObamaCare....
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