Patrick Gleason, director of state affairs at Americans for Tax Reform, wrote an op-ed for Forbes highlighting the influence of tax-based policy in the midterm election results.
The Tillis and Brownback victories send a clear message to state lawmakers across the country. Rate reducing tax reform isn’t just good policy, it’s good politics. Over a dozen states are set to pursue such tax reform in 2015, and the fact that Thom Tillis is heading to the U.S. Senate and Gov. Sam Brownback has another four years in office makes it much more likely that a tax cutting wave will sweep the states in 2015.
Mike Godfrey of Tax-News.com wrote a piece regarding the proposed internet sales tax, which Speaker Boehner has publicly opposed.
Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) welcome Boehner’s stand against the Bill, and its president Grover Norquist warned that “too many politicians in state capitals and Washington have looked at the internet only as a way to raise taxes. They want to tax internet access; they want to tax internet sales. Boehner has drawn a line in the sand saying the American people come first and politicians need to keep their hands off the internet.