Dear Speaker Ryan and Chairman Brady: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write in support of House passage of Tax Reform 2.0. This proposal is split into three pieces of legislation: H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act, H.R. 6757, the Family Savings Act, and H.R. 6756, the American Innovation […]
Senators Klobuchar, Warner and McCain have endorsed the Honest Advertising Act (HAA) to address advertising practices in digital social media that currently allow foreign interference in our elections. Indeed, it appears that Russia used trolls to attack the character of some election candidates, to spread “fake news,” and to foment social divisiveness on some issues. […]
Imagine an instance where McDonald’s was mandated to purchase fries from Burger King – or GM was required to buy auto parts from Ford. Intuitively and economically, this does not make sense. Yet, that is exactly what the legislature is trying to do in Pennsylvania. The two parties in question though do not make fries […]
Last week, Steve Pociask testified at a North Carolina Legislative Committee hearing on Auto Insurance and was quoted by a North Carolina News Network — LINK HERE.
The TC Palm op-ed, written by ACI President Steve Pociask, ran on Thursday, January 12, 2012 and can be viewed here.
The Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990 (FCRA) may sound righteous, but it contains a scam costing consumers a pile of money. The FCRA forces the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to assume that loans made directly by the government earn huge profits (called “savings”) without provision that such estimates could be wrong. Congress likes this […]
The subject of digital goods and services taxation will likely resurface in the Congress as soon as the debt ceiling is handled. Digital goods include music, videos, games, ringtones, electronic books and others. Digital services would include tax prep, stock trades, streaming content, and more. A bill that would handle this (The Digital Goods and […]
The Obama administration is supporting legislation that would lead to higher taxes on foreign insurers. But the legislative change would not provide any favors for Americans, who would ultimately pay these taxes in the form of higher insurance costs. This is particularly true for those American residents living in coastal areas. Indeed, in Florida, where […]
This PDF (aci-letter) is an example letter to policymakers urging them to stop the ongoing insurance scam that is driving up consumer prices. The author, ACI president Steve Pociask, takes issue with the fact that the former state consumer advocate was scheduled to meet at the state Capitol as a voice of opposition against reforms that […]
Legislation winding its way through Congress is poised to introduce a Do-Not-Track list. This would allow people to put themselves on a list that would turn off any tracking component used in behavioral marketing. Letting consumers choose whether they’d like their Internet behavior to be tracked is a great and valuable tool—which is why the […]