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Highlights: An Economic Assessment of the Fair Tax in Illinois
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.

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.
 
5:57
February 1, 2018
Dan Proft, host of the morning show on AM 560, talks about why Illinois is the worst place in the United States to own a home. Proft compares Illinois property tax rates with national averages and concludes that you should get the hell out of Illinois!
 
2:29
January 11, 2018
Dan Pilla explains how our tax structure disincentives economic growth.
 
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.
 
5:56:55
June 9, 2016
Jason Bedrick of the Cato Institute explains how your tax dollars can be better used to educate your children and grandchildren. Bedrick discusses the use of vouchers, education savings accounts, and other funding options to educate those who will be the future of this country. Bedrick is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom. He earned his master’s degree in public policy, with a focus on education policy, from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His thesis, “Choosing to Learn,” assessed the scholarship tax credit programs operating in eight states, including their impact of student performance, fiscal impact, program design, and popularity.
 
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.
 
40:15
July 2, 2015
Benjamin Zycher presents “Some Inherent Fallacies in the Arguments Favoring Carbon Taxes” at the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change in Washington, DC July 11, 2015. To watch all presentations from this conference and others, visit ClimateConferences.Heartland.org
 
1:20:13
February 11, 2015
Tom Z talks with Jesse Hathaway from the Heartland Institute about the IRS Seizing tax payer money and property without proof of criminal activity. Plus, we discuss the President's and the regressive left's moral relevancy and how it is a danger to you, and our nation, and the world. We compare the efforts in Alabama to ignore the Supreme Court ruling on Gay-Marriage with Colorado's legalization of Marijuana, we discuss the need for civil disobedience and the rule of Law vs the Rule of Man. We end with why we must stop believing the lies by exposing the truth about the unemployment rate.
 
1:32:28
November 18, 2013
Dan Pilla, one of the nation's leading defenders of taxpayers against IRS abuse spoke to an audience at the Heartland Institute about "Ten Principles of Federal Tax Policy," the title of his booklet for The Heartland Institute and chapter in The Patriot's Toolbox. Recorded: Nov. 14, 2013.