Sean Bielat: Comprehensive Tax Reform Sean Bielat explains his views on how comprehensive Tax Reform is possible.

Family man. Businessman. Major in U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Wife to Hope. Father to Theodore and Seraphina. Candidate for Congress in Massachusetts’ 4th District.

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Obama Campaign Offers a Tax-Return Truce, Romney Camp Rejects It


Forget truce … let the presidential race tax battles continue!

President Obama’s campaign manager promised to stop calling for more of GOP candidate Mitt Romney’s tax returns this week, if the former Massachusetts governor would release five years’ worth. But Romney’s campaign manager has fired back a swift and public refusal, saying, “It’s clear that President Obama wants nothing more than to talk about Governor Romney’s Tax Returns, instead of the issues that matter to voters.”

Pressure on Mitt Romney to release more of his finances continued this week, with the candidate saying at a news conference in South Carolina that he had looked at his taxes for the last decade and never paid less than 13 percent.

Will voters take Romney’s word for it? It seems unlikely; a recent CNN/ORC poll of registered voters suggests that in fact 61 percent believe Romney should release more than two years of returns.

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America’s Roundtable: Part I – Dr. Alvin Rabushka, Hoover Institution, US Tax Reform – Flat Tax

Like and Share! Dr. Alvin Rabushka, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University talks about America’s economy and clearly articulates the benefits of the flat tax. Through this compelling interview, Alvin Rabushka communicates how the flat tax – the most fair, efficient, simple, and workable Tax Reform plan on the table – will tax all income, once only, at a uniform rate of 19 percent.

Dr. Rabushka discusses his work during President Reagan’s presidency and how the work that he and his colleague Dr. Robert Hall presented became the intellectual foundation for numerous flat tax bills that were introduced in Congress during the 1980s and 1990s.

Dr. Rabushka’s flat tax proposal has been adopted by former communist states in Eastern Europe and Asia. Today, nearly 300 million citizens in post-communist Eastern Europe live in flat tax nations while 300 million citizens in America live under a tax regime with high progressive taxation. China keeping Hong Kong’s flat tax and India benefiting from Mauritius’ flat tax are discussed during this interesting program on the future of tax reform policy in America.


Dr. Alvin Rabushka’s brief bio – from Hoover Institution’s website:

Alvin Rabushka is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

He is the author or coauthor of numerous books in the areas of race and ethnicity, aging, taxation, state and local government finances, and economic development. His books include Politics in Plural Societies (originally published in 1972 and reissued in 2008 with a foreword and epilogue); A Theory of Racial Harmony; The Urban Elderly Poor; Old Folks at Home; The Tax Revolt; The Flat Tax; From Adam Smith to the Wealth of America; Hong Kong: A Study in Economic Freedom; and the New China. Rabushka’s most recent publication is Taxation in Colonial America, which received Special Recognition as a 2009 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award.

He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and in national newspapers. He has consulted for, and testified before, a number of congressional committees. In 1980, he served on President Ronald Reagan’s Tax Policy Task Force.

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RATE Co-Chair James Pinkerton on the Importance of Corporate Tax Reform

RATE Coalition co-chair James Pinkerton explains why corporate Tax Reform is key for America to regain competitiveness, grow the economy and create jobs.

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Dan Mitchell Debating Why a Flat Tax Ends Corrupt Corporate Tax Loopholes

danmitchellcato Mitchell, Cato Institute, Income Tax, Flat Tax, Corporate Taxation, Corporate Income Tax, Tax Loopholes, Tax ReformDan Mitchell Debating Why a Flat Tax Ends Corrupt Corporate Tax Loopholes

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James Pinkerton on Why the United States Needs Corporate Tax Reform

After President Obama’s speech on personal Income Taxes, RATE co-chair James P. Pinkerton explains why corporate Tax Reform needs to be part of the debate and how Democrats and Republicans both support a lower rate and broader tax base.

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CPAC Chicago: NRA News Interview with Grover Norquist – Americans for Tax Reform

At CPAC Chicago, Cameron Gray talks to NRA Board Member Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform about the role fellow NRA members will play in the upcoming Presidential election, and of course, Tax Reform – For more information, go to: – NRA News – June 8, 2012 –

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Senate Finance Hearing on Tax Reform & U.S. Energy Policy (pt. 1)

(Tuesday, June 12 2012) – Today, the Senate Finance Committee held this hearing on the impact of Tax Reform on U.S. energy policy.

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Grover Norquist Discusses the Looming Fiscal Cliff and Importance Tax Reform

ATR President Grover Norquist appears on CNN to discuss the government’s looming fiscal cliff, and why lower taxes and decreased government spending are the solution.

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