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    Letter to Editor: Advisers, Robotic or Not, Should First Do No Harm

    Robert Litan and Hal Singer’s “Obama’s Big Idea for Small Savers: ‘Robo’ Financial Advice” (op-ed, July 22) outlines important points about the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule. However, there are a couple of additional points that are worth highlighting. The first is the possibility of increased leakage out of retirement accounts during job changes if the […]

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    Five myths about capital gains taxes

    The American Council for Capital Formation finds that the Hillary Rodham Clinton plan would raise the capital gains tax to nearly the highest in the industrial world. The U.S. already has the highest corporate tax rate in the world, so this would be a double whammy. The Tax Foundation finds that bang for the buck, lowering the capital gains tax rate is one of the most pro-growth measures Congress could adopt. The optimal capital gains tax is zero.

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    Hillary Clinton’s tax plan would be ‘devastating': critics

    “The mainstream of economists want growth. That means there should be less taxes on investments,” says Mark Bloomfield, president of the American Council for Capital Formation.

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    Letter to Editor: Change Highway Trust Fund Source

    In attempting to use reform of U.S. taxation of foreign-source income as a mechanism to replenish the Highway Trust Fund, Congress and the White House would only complicate further the already Herculean task of enacting the broad-based reforms needed to make our tax system competitive (“Talks Eye Overseas Taxation Overhaul,” page one, July 22). In […]

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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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