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    Clinton’s capital gains sliding scale is a slippery slope

    In her economic speech today, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (D) proposed a sharp spike in the capital gains tax as an end to “quarterly capitalism.” Specifically, Clinton would replace the current maximum capital gains tax of 20 percent for investments held for at least one year. Instead, there would be a sliding scale of taxation […]

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    Obama climate pledge on ‘very shaky legal ground,’ critics say

    By Zack Colman EXCERPTED “The reason the administration is on such shaky legal ground is they are attempting to achieve their goals through regulation and administrative fiat,” Mandy Gunasekara, GOP counsel on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee said at a Washington event assembled for diplomats whose nations will be participating at the United […]

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    Critics tell Washington’s diplomatic corps that U.S. climate pledge is ‘shaky’

    Lisa Friedman, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 EXCERPTED In a briefing yesterday aimed at members of Washington, D.C.’s diplomatic corps, leaders from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, former Bush administration officials and GOP Senate aides said the Obama administration’s commitment to slash greenhouse gas emissions cannot be achieved, is on “shaky legal ground” […]

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    Critics Blast Obama’s Climate Change Goals For Paris

    By Michael Macagnone Law360, Washington (July 21, 2015, 8:15 PM ET) — EXCERPTED The numbers from President Barack Obama’s proposal — to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent below 2005 levels by 2025 — simply don’t add up, according to Stephen Eule, current vice president at the Chamber of Commerce’s Center for 21st […]

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    Tax, Trade and Regulatory Reforms Key to Reversing U.S. Capital Investment Slide

     Washington —Capital investment fell in the first quarter of 2015, continuing the trend in weak capital spending that began in the recession of 2007. A new report sponsored by the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) and completed by The Aspen Institute program on Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century and the MAPI Foundation explores […]

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    ACCF Supports America COMPETES Reauthorization

    R&D Investment Critical to Economic Growth and International Competitiveness Washington — The American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) praised House Science, Space and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) for his introduction of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (HR 1806). The COMPETES bill provides for technological innovation through the prioritization of Federal investment in […]

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    ACCF Supports Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

    “Time to Show the World that the U.S. Stands Behind Free Trade Principles and is Ready to Work with Our Allies”  Washington, DC – The American Council for Capital Formation applauded a rare bipartisan legislative breakthrough this week as Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and House Ways and […]

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    U.S. INDC to United Nations Raises Many Questions; U.S. CO2 Reductions Should Be Based on Cost/Benefit Analysis

    Washington, DC – The U.S. Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) raises many questions related to international commitments and concerns over the impact on the U.S. economy. Cost/benefit analysis should guide any policy related to climate change., according to American Council for American Council for Capital […]

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