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Andrew Wilford

Someone asked to make a list of lobbyists with the worst reputations on Capitol Hill probably wouldn’t add “the catfish lobby” in a million years. In fact, “the catfish lobby” sounds much more like the entrance to an exhibit at…

Thirty years after the end of his presidency, D.C. is still hard at work proving Reagan’s “Reaganisms” true. Last week it was “We’re from the government, and we’re here to help.” This week it’s “If it moves, tax it. If…

The Supreme Court just came out with its decision in a major case on taxation of internet sales. The result, for taxpayers and small businesses alike, is bad. In its decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, the Supreme Court overturned…

America is glutted with cheese. In fact, the size of the American cheese stockpile just hit an all-time high. And before you say that that doesn’t sound like much of a problem to you (or one you’d happily volunteer to…

In one corner, you had nearly every major elected official, the editorial board of the largest newspaper, and nearly everyone affected by the measure. In the other corner, you had an advocacy group based in New York City and an…

Commodity programs are cronyism run amok. Government subsidies (paid for by your tax dollars, of course) protect farmers from reduced crop yield and changing market conditions, at a rate of $2.20 for every dollar they pay in. And that’s not all…

A couple weeks ago we looked into the legislation coming out of Seattle to tax employers a flat rate for every employee they had on staff, a tax known as an employee head tax (EHT). As a National Taxpayers Union…

No one likes surge pricing. I can confidently say that there has never been a person who has opened up their Uber or Lyft app and seen that fares were 50 to 100 percent higher and thought, “Oh, good!” That…

Another day, another restaurant with black-and-green “Save Our Tips” signs plastered all over. It’s become a common experience for me as a denizen of The Swamp to see these signs whenever I go to a restaurant or bar in the…

A few weeks ago, we looked into the state of commodity programs from the perspective of farmers. We found that farmers tend to make a great deal of money off these “insurance” programs, as they are designed to function more…

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