Budget and Taxation

Government has grown too large and takes too much from the American people in taxes. IWF analysts focus on how less government spending, a balanced budget, and lower taxes would lead to a more prosperous economy and free, secure society.

Recent Articles:

IRS Seizes Property of Law-abiding Citizens


Education “Underfunding” Claims Don’t Add Up


Don’t Fear Scary School Spending Statistics


Not Content with Collecting Taxes, the IRS Now Has a New Trick


Tax Inversion: How do we change the system to attract businesses • Melissa Harris-Perry


The Yoga Tax: It Doesn't Make Sense


Need for Speed: DC Edition


Inversion Dust Up: WH cracks down on companies trying to escape taxes


Proposals for a More Family-Friendly Tax Code


The New American: U.S. Tax Code Puts America 32nd Out of 34 Countries


Chinese Water Torture and the Federal Budget


Repeal the Corporate-Income Tax?


The REAL Buffett Rule


LEAN TOGETHER: An Agenda for Smarter Government, Stronger Communities, And More Opportunity for Women


Book Release: LEAN TOGETHER - Concrete policy solutions to challenges facing women & families


Department of Labor Spends $2,637 Each Week on Elevator Posters — and More Waste and Frivolity Alleged


Buffett financing deal that allows Burger King to avoid paying a lot of taxes • Cavuto


How To Slow The Pace Of Medial Progress


Tax Reformer: The IRS Can't Be Fixed


Obama’s “Economic Patriotism” is a “You Didn’t Build That” Redux


What if Government Cut Costs The Way We Do?


Taxpayer dollars paying for corporate welfare overseas • Forbes on Fox


Taxing Yoga


Labor, Tax, and Fiscal Reforms to Help Parents Balance Work and Family


Do we already have enough money to fix our roads and bridges? • Forbes on Fox


IRS HQ Directs Targeting of Conservative Groups


Gas tax • Big data • Employer mandate • Millennials & credit scores • Cavuto


We Stop Working for the Tax Man Today


Tax Day: Which Americans Are Paying Their Fair Share?


Should Government be spending tax dollars on training NASA how to lobby? • Forbes on Fox


Missouri Taxpayers Fund Out-of-State Welfare


Black Groups Angry Over New IRS Rules Too


Is It A Budget Or A Campaign Brochure?


Revolutionary Notion: You Should Be Able To Fill Out Your Own Tax Forms


When It Comes to the Economy, Democrats Should First Do No Harm


If They're Serious About Fighting Poverty, Liberals Must Reduce Job-Killing Regulations


Heath • Is the budget deal the best deal for American taxpayers? • Your World (12.23.13)


Schaeffer • House passes budget agreement... A step in the right direction? • Hannity (12.12.13)


Wishing for a Better Budget Deal


New IRS Crackdown to Hurt Conservative Groups


Mission Impossible: IRS Enforcement of ObamaCare


Schaeffer • Oregon program raises revenue by taxing drivers per mile • Cavuto (10.22.2013)


Top Senators Broker Deal: Expected to Pass Both Houses


Dithering about Debt


Rep. Paul Ryan: This Should Be a Breakthrough, Not a Crisis


Our Nation’s Finances: The Debt Ceiling Isn’t the Real Problem


What’s Reasonable When It Comes to ObamaCare?


IRS: Still Not Fond of Tea Party...


Hooray for the Sequester!


Cry Me a River...Better Yet, Don't.