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David From: 'Progressive' Tax Aims at Rich, Hits Most People

BTN PODCAST - Since raising its flat-rate income tax an astonishing 67 percent in 2011, the State of Illinois has received an extra $20 billion, yet its fiscal situation has worsened. Rather than blame themselves for a government that's headed toward insolvency, some lawmakers and government workers are blaming the state's rich and demanding a "progressive" income tax to take more money from them. David From, Illinois state director for Americans for Prosperity, says while their rhetoric targets the rich, their policy would hit middle-income earners.

David Applegate: Dumb and Number

FIRE PODCAST - Heartland Institute Policy Advisor David Applegate discusses his latest Somewhat Reasonable blog post, "Dumber and Number: The Destructive Pursuit of Fixing Income Inequality."

Isaac Orr: AAAS Convention

ECN PODCAST - New Heartland Research Fellow Isaac Orr discusses the upcoming convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) later this week in Chicago.

Daniel Garza: Obamacare’s Impact on Hispanics

HCN PODCAST - Daniel Garza discusses Obamacare’s impact on the Hispanic community, why the Obama Administration’s policy have hurt the American Dream and what impact hispanics can have on the 2014 elections.

Alix Freeze: What Teachers Really Think

SRN PODCAST - The nation's largest union alternative is growing rapidly, and the American Association of Educators has just released the results of its annual member survey. AAE teachers support school choice, oppose raising taxes to increase education spending, and support giving teachers access to locked, concealed firearms in school after they've taken a training course. Alexandra Freeze, AAE's communications and advocacy director, joins the podcast to explain why her teachers are so different from what we hear about teachers in the media, the growth of the non-union teaching movement, and why it's wrong to pretend that teachers think the same on about education policy.

James Taylor: "Fair Fight" on Global Warming

ECN PODCAST - James M. Taylor, Heartland Institute Senior Fellow for environment and energy policy, was a guest on the John Williams Show on WCCO-AM in Minneapolis. In a segment WIlliams calls "Fair Fight," Taylor faced off against Dan Lashof of the well-funded, left-wing National Resources Defense Council.
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