Press Releases


Entries in Income Taxes (17)


CEI Today: Monarch butterflies, corporate income tax, energy poverty, and more 

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
In the News Today



Green Exploitation of the Monarch Butterfly

Conservationists rightly point out that monarch butterflies face challenges associated with habitat loss because there are not enough of the type of plants that they need for food and reproduction.

A massive educational campaign pushed by environmental groups, which collectively have tens of millions of dollars at their disposal, could make the critical difference. Some groups are working this angle, but too many others would rather spend the money to lobby for more government controls on businesses and property owners. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini


Forbes: Waste: Federal Tax Paperwork May Cost More Than The Corporate Income Tax Collects

Earlier studies of the costs of overall tax compliance, the deadweight costs and sheer economic waste, postulated several percent of GDP, or hundreds of billions of dollars. Surveying such material I reckoned $329 billion as a placeholder for those costs.

Note something interesting; that $329 billion exceeds the $321 billion that the Treasury Department reports as what is taken in by via corporate income tax receipts.
> Read more



Which Is the Bigger Threat to People in Developing Countries: Climate Change or Energy Poverty?

For the 1.3 billion people who have no electricity, energy poverty is indeed an existential threat. For the additional 2.3 billion people facing chronic electricity shortages, frequent blackouts, and limited hours of service, energy poverty is a decisive obstacle to development.

Those 3.6 billion people need access to plentiful, reliable, affordable energy as soon as possible, and for the foreseeable future, that means carbon-based energy. Yet the pampered elites at the UN, the EU, and the White House want all countries, including India and China, where hundreds of millions still have no electricity, to make ‘politically-binding’ commitments to limit their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the inescapable byproduct of carbon-energy use. > Read more


> Interview Marlo Lewis

Sign Up for the Weekly Cooler Heads Digest!

Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest. Sign up today!

Saturday, 10am ET


In addition to WXKS 1200AM & WJMN 94.5FM-HD2 Boston, RealClear Radio Hour is broadcast Saturdays on 1030 KVOI Tucson, Sundays on The Patriot KRMR 105.7FM & KNNS 1510AM Kansas, and Mondays on WROM Detroit. --> To receive show updates, subscribe to RealClear Radio Hour’s email list at





CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website,  Follow CEI on Twitter!



CEI President Lawson Bader


In Memoriam: Leonard Liggio

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau:
The Week in Regulation

The federal government took Monday off for Columbus Day, but still managed to pack more than 50 new regulations into a short week.




NHGOP Banner

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on the health care plan proposed by Senate Republicans:


"Republicans and Democrats share the goal of expanding access to health care for New Hampshire's low income families. However, Republicans understand that the best way to reach this objective is to offer access to high quality private insurance instead of pushing them into a broken, financially struggling entitlement program.


"Senator Republicans have developed a sensible plan that helps low-income people get private insurance and prevents a fiscal crisis that will impose an income tax on Granite State families. They have worked across the aisle to develop a solution that is right for New Hampshire. It is time for Governor Hassan to put aside her rigid, partisan ideology and embrace this responsible plan that will help working families access the quality health care that they need."


ALG's Daily Grind - Power to tax and destroy 

Oct. 21, 2013

Power to tax and destroy

Time to repeal the 16th Amendment and abolish the income tax.

Political establishment the loser in shutdown deal, Heartland interview with Rick Manning

On the radio podcast program Heartland Daily, ALG's Rick Manning discussed the result of the government shutdown and how the Washington political establishment came out of the shutdown exposed and with a damaged image.

National Park Service: Just following orders

Over the course of the 16-day government shutdown, the National Park Service went out of its way to make life as difficult as possible for as many Americans as they could.

Buchanan: The 'we can't win' wimps caucus

American Conservative founding editor on Republicans' refusal to fight Obamacare: "Now there may be a more cynical strategy than deliberately doing permanent damage to your country to help your party. Right now, I just can't think of it."



Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee today called on John Beardmore, Governor Maggie Hassan's nominee to be the next commissioner of the Department of Revenue Administration, to address questions about the Hassan Administration's new hospitality income tax. Beardmore will appear before the Executive Council today for a public hearing on his nomination. The Union Leader (5/13/13) reported that the Hassan Administration is trying to reinterpret existing tax rules to force New Hampshire restaurants and food establishments to pay a new income tax on tips collected by food servers.


"The Hassan Administration's new hospitality income tax is a backdoor attempt to squeeze more money out of New Hampshire's business community to cover the reckless spending increases in the governor's irresponsible budget," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "This onerous new tax places an even greater burden on our hospitality industry that will kill jobs, reduce wages for restaurant servers, and crush small businesses."


Governor Hassan has refused to comment on this new tax or ask the DRA to stop trying to collect it.


"Until last year, the Department of Revenue Administration did not include tips in the calculation of Business Enterprise Tax payments. But since Governor Hassan took office, the state has tried to bully and intimidate restaurants with harassing audit letters into paying more taxes," said Horn. "Mr. Beardmore owes the New Hampshire hospitality industry an answer about whether or not he will allow the DRA to continue to target restaurants with this new and unfair tax."  


NH House Republican Leader Comments on Bill to Allow Counties to Adopt County Income Tax 

CONCORD – Today House Republican Leader Gene G. Chandler (R-Bartlett) offered the following comments relative to the public hearing on House Bill 330, a bill that would allow counties to adopt a county income tax to be administered by the Department of Revenue Administration (DRA).

House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)

“This is a great example of the legislative process in New Hampshire. You can file any bill, no matter how frivolous and it will get a fair and open public hearing. We appreciate Rep. Burridge’s candor in his legislation, but I just can’t imagine this bill has any chance of survival. New Hampshire has a proud tradition of being income tax free. We intend on keeping the entire state, including Rep. Burridge’s county, income tax free.”