Budget and Tax News Podcast

  • Reckless Federal Government Spending (Guest: Justin Goodman)

    Published February 11, 2021
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    Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy, interviews Justin Goodman of the White Coat Waste Project on reckless federal spending. The discussion focuses on federal agency spending, transparency, and the need to end tax payer dollars going to government run experiments on animals. 

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  • Conversation With Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver

    Published February 9, 2021
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    Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy, discusses the state of Iowa’s legislator during the COVID-19 pandemic with Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver. The conversation focuses on the legislative agenda for 2021. Sen. Whitver explains how Iowa has dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, the benefits of school choice for Iowa, and how conservative tax policies benefit the state.

    To stay up to date on Sen. Whitver, follow:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jwhitver

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackwhitver

  • Fighting Big Tech Social Media Censorship (Guest: Justin Danhof)

    Published January 21, 2021
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    Big social media companies driven not by profit and the good of their shareholders but by the leftist ideology are colluding with Democrats to suppress political speech and deplatform conservatives. This poses a huge threat to the continuation of a free constitutional republic. Conservatives must become more involved as shareholders to push balanced corporate policies and to refocus corporations on maximizing profits for their shareholders rather than pursuing liberal social and economic goals.

  • An Economic Assessment of the Fair Tax

    Published October 29, 2020
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    Three famous economists - Arthur B. Laffer, Ph.D., Stephen Moore, and Erwin J. Antoni, Ph.D - present their new paper for The Heartland Institute titled "Will the Last Taxpayer in Illinois Please Turn Out the Lights: An Economic Assessment of the Illinois ‘Fair Tax’." The report:


    The economists’ research says passage of the so-called "Fair Tax" ballot initiative, which voters will decide on November 3, would:

     hit small businesses with annual profits as low as $250,000;

     slow job growth by an estimated 566,000 over the next decade, effectively eliminating about one in 10 current jobs;

     result in 1.4 million people leaving Illinois for better economic opportunities, setting outmigration from Illinois at about nine times faster than the current alarming rate;

     reduce the state's GDP by $20.5 billion over the next decade;

     reduce home value appreciation by about 10.4 percent over the next decade;

     make Illinois one of the five highest tax jurisdictions in the world, with only New Jersey and some Third World nations having a higher tax on corporations.

  • Happy Human Achievement Day! Celebrating the Spirit of Invention (Guest: Ed Hudgins)

    Published October 21, 2020
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    In this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, Ed and Heartland Institute Vice President Jim Lakely discuss the importance of celebrating human ingenuity, some of the giants of human achievement, the conditions that allow both to thrive, and the importance of teaching that to America's youth.

    Visit: https://humanachievementalliance.org/

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