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Government Spending Videos - Pensions, Labor, and Taxes

Pensions, Labor, and Taxes
2:03:33
August 14, 2015
The forth panel covers the question of whether to restore spending cuts or cut taxes to help encourage continued economic growth and how states are facing these budget and tax issues. Speaking on this panel are Cascade Policy Institute President Steve Buckstein, State Budget Solutions President Bob Williams, and Arizona State Senate Majority Leader Andy Biggs. Moderating this panel is Idaho Freedom Foundation Expert Fred Birnbaum.

2:35:37
February 5, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Samantha Fillmore are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 280 of the In The Tank Podcast. It seems lately like people who say they are conservative are starting to stray on issues that used to be basic – minimum wage, stimulus payments, and the national debt to name a few. The ITT crew explores this idea, discuss what has caused this, and talks about the path to normalcy (if there is one). Also, they discuss a proposal for the Biden administration to create a “Reality Czar” to police fake news in society – a truly dystopian concept. MINIMUM WAGE News 13 - Florida Bill Would Limit Who Gets $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage https://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/politics/2021/01/28/florida-bill-would-limit-who-gets--15-per-hour-minimum-wage Cato Institute – The Distorted Minimum Wage Debate https://www.cato.org/blog/distorted-minimum-wage-debate National Bureau of Economic Research – Myth or Measurement: What Does the New Minimum Wage Research Say about Minimum Wages and Job Loss in the United States? https://www.nber.org/system/files/working_papers/w28388/w28388.pdf STIMULAS AND NATIONAL DEBT WSJ - Welcome to the Era of Nonstop Stimulus https://www.wsj.com/articles/welcome-to-the-era-of-nonstop-stimulus-11609697936 Politico - 'We can’t wait': Democrats brace for relief bill battle https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/01/democrats-stimulus-coronavirus-reconciliation-464533 BIDEN’S REALITY CZAR NYT – How the Biden Administration Can Help Solve Our Reality Crisis https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/02/technology/biden-reality-crisis-misinformation.html National Review – A Biden-Appointed ‘Reality Czar’? Sure, No Way That Could Backfire https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/a-biden-appointed-reality-czar-sure-no-way-that-could-backfire/
 
38:11
October 29, 2020
Three famous economists - Arthur B. Laffer, Ph.D., Stephen Moore, and Erwin J. Antoni, Ph.D - present their new paper for The Heartland Institute titled "Will the Last Taxpayer in Illinois Please Turn Out the Lights: An Economic Assessment of the Illinois ‘Fair Tax’." The report: https://www.heartland.org/_template-assets/documents/10-28-20%20FairTaxReport.pdf This video is just 15 minutes of highlights of their remarks. See the full 52-minute presentation here: https://youtu.be/81tQdY0mAI8 The economists’ research says passage of the so-called "Fair Tax" ballot initiative, which voters will decide on November 3, would:  hit small businesses with annual profits as low as $250,000;  slow job growth by an estimated 566,000 over the next decade, effectively eliminating about one in 10 current jobs;  result in 1.4 million people leaving Illinois for better economic opportunities, setting outmigration from Illinois at about nine times faster than the current alarming rate;  reduce the state's GDP by $20.5 billion over the next decade;  reduce home value appreciation by about 10.4 percent over the next decade;  make Illinois one of the five highest tax jurisdictions in the world, with only New Jersey and some Third World nations having a higher tax on corporations.
 
2:16:17
October 28, 2020
Three famous economists - Arthur B. Laffer, Ph.D., Stephen Moore, and Erwin J. Antoni, Ph.D - present their new paper for The Heartland Institute titled "Will the Last Taxpayer in Illinois Please Turn Out the Lights: An Economic Assessment of the Illinois ‘Fair Tax’." The report: https://www.heartland.org/_template-assets/documents/10-28-20%20FairTaxReport.pdf The economists’ research says passage of the so-called "Fair Tax" ballot initiative, which voters will decide on November 3, would:  hit small businesses with annual profits as low as $250,000;  slow job growth by an estimated 566,000 over the next decade, effectively eliminating about one in 10 current jobs;  result in 1.4 million people leaving Illinois for better economic opportunities, setting outmigration from Illinois at about nine times faster than the current alarming rate;  reduce the state's GDP by $20.5 billion over the next decade;  reduce home value appreciation by about 10.4 percent over the next decade;  make Illinois one of the five highest tax jurisdictions in the world, with only New Jersey and some Third World nations having a higher tax on corporations.
 
6:33:32
July 19, 2017
The 10th Annual Free Market Road Show brings together leading business people, outstanding scholars, and policy experts to discuss the aftermath of two historic events in the United Kingdom and United States.
 
2:16:23
June 15, 2017
Dan Proft, cohost of Chicago’s Morning Answer on AM 560, will offer insights on the out-of-control government spending and too-high property taxes that plague counties throughout Illinois.
 
1:51:26
April 27, 2017
Just two weeks (give or take) after Tax Day 2017, join Pilla at The Heartland Institute as he discusses these positive impacts, as well as some negative ones; legislative hurdles Trump’s plan may face; and recent developments in taxpayers’ rights.
 
52:35
September 7, 2016
States are seeking ways to create a better business climate to attract jobs and businesses to their states. Some states have been passing right-to-work laws, pushing tax reform, and reforming their public pension systems, while others have increased taxes and regulations. This panel discusses which policies are working and which are not. Speaking on this panel are Tax Foundation Vice President of Legal and State Projects Joe Henchman, National Taxpayers Union Executive Vice President Brandon Arnold, and Kansas state Sen. Forrest Knox (R-Wilson County).
 
57:11
July 26, 2016
Emily Zanotti, Jon Henke, and Lachlan Markay speak at a CPAC 2016 panel sponsored by The Heartland Institute titled "Darker Money: How Leftist Billionaires Have Built a Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy" on Thursday, March 3, 2016.
 
2:37:48
January 21, 2016
The third covers how some states have approached fundamental tax reform in their states, tax increases on hotels and “sin” products, and spending reforms. Speaking on this panel are Heartland Director of Government Relations John Nothdurft; Georgia State Senator Judson Hill (R-Marietta); American Legislative Exchange Council Director Jonathan Williams; and John Locke Foundation Vice President Becki Gray.
 
2:05:30
October 29, 2015
The forth panel covers the question of whether to restore spending cuts or cut taxes to help encourage continued economic growth and how states are facing these budget and tax issues. Speaking on this panel are Wisconsin state Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Ozaukee County), Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs Impact Chief Executive Officer David Bond, and Union Conservatives Executive Director Terry Bowman.
 
2:03:33
August 14, 2015
The forth panel covers the question of whether to restore spending cuts or cut taxes to help encourage continued economic growth and how states are facing these budget and tax issues. Speaking on this panel are Cascade Policy Institute President Steve Buckstein, State Budget Solutions President Bob Williams, and Arizona State Senate Majority Leader Andy Biggs. Moderating this panel is Idaho Freedom Foundation Expert Fred Birnbaum.
 
2:13:57
September 30, 2014
Moderator: John Nothdurft Bob Williams, Sen. Phil Berger, Daniel Pilla As more states see their revenues begin to recover, many are faced with the question of whether to restore spending cuts or cut taxes to help encourage continued economic growth. Many other states still face a precarious fiscal situation in large part due to unfunded pension and other liabilities for public employees. This panel will look at how states are facing these budget and tax issues.