Study / July 11,2012

In February 2009, President Barack Obama issued his first budget, a budget that resulted in a federal deficit of $1.3 trillion. The title of the budget, “A New Era of Responsibility,” had partners in rhetorical exorbitance in its subheadings: “Inheriting a Legacy of Misplaced Priorities,”...

Articles / January 25,2012

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 President Obama again pointed to Warren Buffett’s call for higher taxes on the rich in making the case for tax increases during his State of the Union address.  Indeed, ever since Mr. Buffett’s August op-ed ran in the New York Times claiming that he...

Articles / January 11,2012

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Dr. Laffer takes aim at class warfare rhetoric and proposals to raise taxes on the rich, explaining why such tax increases never raise the revenue or achieve the social justice that their advocates promise.  In particular, Dr. Laffer focuses...

Articles / November 29,2011

With the nation’s ongoing economic crisis and the 2012 election cycle in full swing, many of the candidates vying for the Republican nomination have been vocal critics of the Federal Reserve and its loose monetary policy.  Today’s persistently high unemployment, anemic growth, and concerns over...

Articles / October 19,2011

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Dr. Laffer analyzes Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 proposal to reform the federal tax system.  Dr. Laffer points to his research for the Laffer Center and the high cost of complying with the current tax codes, declaring that reducing tax code...