The Ripon Forum

Volume 50, No. 5

November 2016

In this edition

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In this edition

by LOU ZICKAR

In this edition, we look at another key plank in the Better Way agenda – tax reform, and the blueprint crafted by Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady to rewrite the tax code and replace it with a system that is not only easier to understand, but one that also unleashes economic growth.

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Climate Change is Occurring — It’s Time for Conservatives to Act

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Climate Change is Occurring — It’s Time for Conservatives to Act

by NAN HAYWORTH

Conservatives are rightly known for trying to solve problems before they become catastrophes. When it comes to protecting our planet, it makes sense for conservatives to take the lead in addressing climate change.

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Climate Change is not Generating Extreme Weather

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Climate Change is not Generating Extreme Weather

by H. STERLING BURNETT

Fossil fuel use is not causing weather extremes, but federal policies, including subsidized flood and hurricane insurance, have contributed to rising disaster costs.

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The Forgotten Issue of the 2016 Campaign

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The Forgotten Issue of the 2016 Campaign

by ROBERT L. BIXBY

The presidential campaign is coming to a close without the candidates laying out a plan to reduce our national debt.

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For Party & Country, GOP Leaders Must Deliver the TPP

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For Party & Country, GOP Leaders Must Deliver the TPP

by DAN IKENSON

Although not a perfect agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a good deal for American consumers, workers, and businesses.

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A Better Way for America’s Taxpayers

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A Better Way for America’s Taxpayers

by KEVIN BRADY

With Americans fed up with the broken tax code, the Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee discusses a reform blueprint that will propel America into a new economic era.

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Families as the Sine Qua Non of Tax Reform

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Families as the Sine Qua Non of Tax Reform

by RYAN ELLIS

A tax code that recognizes the outsized expense and value of families is one which is more likely to have a correlative benefit of reducing the unfunded liabilities of the entitlement state.

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Reform U.S. Taxes to Boost Investment & Innovation

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Reform U.S. Taxes to Boost Investment & Innovation

by JOHN ENGLER

Over the last 10 years, other nations have dropped their corporate tax rates and improved their tax systems. It’s time for the U.S. to do the same and level the global playing field.

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Fearing the IRS: History need not keep repeating itself

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Fearing the IRS: History need not keep repeating itself

by PETE SEPP

With stories of overreach by the Internal Revenue Service being heard all around the nation, it is time to curb the agency’s authority and restore some common Sense to the law.

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A Tale of Three Tax Plans

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A Tale of Three Tax Plans

by SCOTT A. HODGE

Neither of the two major presidential candidates has proposed a plan that moves the country toward tax reform. Fortunately, a blueprint to do just that has been introduced on Capitol Hill.

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