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Friday, November 03, 2017
GOP Tax Plan Will End Federal Subsidy for Unaffordable Housing and High Tax Localities
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 4:10 AM :: 1768 Views :: National News, Republican Party, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

...repeals the state and local tax deduction for income and sales taxes and caps the SALT deduction for property taxes at $10,000. The home mortgage interest is grandfathered in and preserved for new homes up to $500,000....

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Feds: We will Recover Billions Wasted on Obamacare State Exchanges
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 9:01 PM :: 1405 Views :: Health Care

To date, recovery of the billions in wasted state exchange funds has been near non-existent, despite failed exchanges in Oregon, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Nevada costing taxpayers $733 million....

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Hawaii Consumers Will Save $20M/Year Thanks to Internet Tax Abolition
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 5:16 PM :: 2570 Views :: Taxes

...this prohibition has already passed the U.S. House....

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Sugar Subsidies to be Cut in Budget Bill?
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 2:42 PM :: 2247 Views :: Agriculture, Tax Credits

Rep. Pitts is building momentum within Congress to reform this archaic depression-era corporate welfare package....

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Friday, October 16, 2015
Federal Report: Hawaii Obamacare Exchange has Returned no Unspent Money
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 12:13 PM :: 1512 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii, which is in the process of closing out its exchange, received $205,342,270....

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Video: House Investigates Hawaii Obamacare Exchange
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 11:55 PM :: 1367 Views :: Health Care

Witnesses from six states - California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Oregon – attended the hearing....

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Friday, September 18, 2015
Report Finds Hawaii’s Obamacare Exchange Wasted At Least $11 Million
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:43 AM :: 1447 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii Health Connector failed to select the most qualified vendor for the best price, awarded a flawed, poorly written contract, and failed to monitor the contract....

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Monday, August 17, 2015
Failed Obamacare State Exchange May Cost Taxpayers Millions More
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 4:35 PM :: 1797 Views :: Health Care

Reports on the cost vary, with estimates as low as $2 million and as high as $20 million....

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Saturday, June 06, 2015
Almost 80% of Hawaii Obamacare Enrollees Have Failed to Pay Premiums in 2015
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:43 PM :: 1956 Views :: Health Care
Kissell admitted that “A lot of them haven't even been billed.”
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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Hawaii Obamacare Enrolls ZERO People During Special Enrollment Period
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:18 AM :: 2464 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The Obama administration had implemented the special enrollment period from March 15 - April 30 to assist individuals who were unaware they would face a tax penalty for not having “qualifying” health insurance....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Hawaii’s $205 Million Obamacare Exchange Implodes
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:26 AM :: 2699 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii now joins Oregon, Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont, New Mexico, and Nevada as cautionary tales in government central planning....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Hawaii Bans Smoking For Young Adults, Lets Kids Continue to Have Sex
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:19 AM :: 2435 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

Regarding E-Cigs, Hawaii should defer to the FDA for guidance on this regulatory framework....

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Surprise: Poorest Obamacare Enrollees Face $530 IRS Tax Bill
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 2:27 PM :: 2284 Views :: Health Care, Tax Credits, Taxes

Also in the H&R Block report is the news that the individual mandate penalty is averaging $172. This is likely to rise in future years....

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Monday, February 17, 2014
New Travel Agency Taxes Damage Tourism and Are Illegal
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:38 PM :: 1927 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

New states considering online travel agency taxes should consider the harmful effect on tourism and the potential for legal battles they're likely to lose....

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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Obamacare: Taxpayers Must Report Personal Health ID Info to IRS
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:11 AM :: 1917 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

When Obamacare’s individual mandate takes effect in 2014, all Americans who file income tax returns must complete an additional IRS tax form....

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Pacquiao Takes Fight in Macau, U.S. Federal Income Tax Rate Proves Too High
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:40 PM :: 2007 Views :: Taxes, Tourism
“Manny can go back to Las Vegas and make $25 million, but how much of it will he end up with – $15 million?"
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Repeal the Jones Act, Reduce the Price of Gasoline
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 2:29 PM :: 2969 Views :: Jones Act

While the United States is on the verge of an energy revolution, an obsolete law threatens to stall oil production and already inflates the price of gasoline....

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Friday, January 11, 2013
Braces for the Kids Just Got More Expensive: Obamacare Tax Hike Case Study
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 11:23 AM :: 2322 Views :: National News, Health Care, Taxes

In 2013, the tax increases in Obamacare will increasingly conspire against kitchen-table family healthcare decisions....

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Sunday, December 30, 2012
$1 Trillion Obamacare Tax Hike Hitting on Jan. 1
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 4:27 PM :: 2997 Views :: National News, Taxes

On January 1, regardless of the outcome of fiscal cliff negotiations, Americans will be hit with a $1 trillion Obamacare tax hike....

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
ATR: Boehner's Fiscal Cliff Plan OK
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 5:56 PM :: 2417 Views :: National News, Taxes

...this tax bill contains no tax increases of any kind—in fact, it permanently prevents them....

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Friday, September 21, 2012
100 Days Until Taxmageddon
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:16 PM :: 2928 Views :: National News, Ethics

Sunday will mark the start of the 100-day countdown to “Taxmageddon” – the date the largest tax hikes in the history of America will take effect....

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Monday, July 16, 2012
July 15: Cost of Government Day
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 6:14 PM :: 3269 Views :: National News, Ethics

The Cost of Government Day Report calculates the number of days the average American must work to pay for the full costs of government spending and regulation at all levels of government....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
South Korea Free Trade: All Talk, No Action from Obama
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 4:05 AM :: 5006 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Obama has refused to submit the agreements until the House goes further and re-authorizes Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) at the 2009 stimulus spending levels. Pre-2009 TAA is still in place to assist workers who lose their job as a result of foreign competition.

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Thursday, September 08, 2011
Comprehensive List of Obama Tax Hikes
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 10:27 PM :: 3386 Views :: National News, Ethics

Which of these will kill the most jobs?

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Monday, August 15, 2011
Hawaii residents work 216 days to pay full cost of government
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 12:51 PM :: 3883 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Every year, Americans for Tax Reform Foundation publishes its Cost of Government Day report, which calculates the day on the calendar year until which the average American must work to pay for the full costs of government spending and regulation....

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Friday, July 29, 2011
Hawaii Federal Stimulus Funds: $650K per job
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 9:57 AM :: 3856 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Stimulus Program created 2,046 jobs in Hawaii.  The cost for these 2,046 jobs? $1.329-billion in taxpayer dollars!  That’s about $650,000 per job!

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Monday, February 14, 2011
Obama’s 2012 Budget: Taxes, taxes, and more taxes—and more spending too
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 2:52 PM :: 2764 Views :: National News, Ethics

Add it all together, and this budget is a ten-year, $1.5 trillion tax hike over present law. 

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