Uber Revs its Engine Against State and Local Regulations

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Posted by Zoe Crain on Monday, June 30th, 2014, 4:19 PM PERMALINK


Olivia Nuzzi of the Daily Beast wrote an article detailing political challenges to the sharing economy, including companies like Uber and Airbnb.

Given that, it’s not surprising that Uber is gaining friends on the right side of the political aisle. For example, Grover Norquist, the anti-tax activist, on Thursday tweeted “Today, there are two political parties/movements in America. One is Uber, the other is with taxi commission. Choose.”

The Associated Press ran an article written by Tom LoBianco which covered some of the highlights from Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference.

Tax experts and conservative thought leaders who tangled with all manner of esoteric tax questions last week also debated a more philosophical question: How do you win the public’s trust?

The question was floated last week at Gov. Mike Pence’s tax summit by Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute President John Ketzenberger. Well-known tax opponent Grover Norquist said the public often is ware of a tax hike being slipped into any tax reform effort.

John Ketzenberger, president of the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute wrote an op-ed in the Indy Star regarding the successes of last week’s tax summit.

I’ll concede the headliners at the recent Indiana Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference was a Who’s Who of conservative economists and fiscal policy experts.

If the idea was to hammer home Gov. Mike Pence’s faith in the ideas of supply-side economist Arthur Laffer and Americans for Tax Reform Founder Grover Norquist, it was mission accomplished.

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