GAW! in the News

The Hill
March 6, 2017
Unfortunately, the employment crisis President Trump evoked in his speech to Congress is not fake news; it’s very real. But there is a way to avoid all the old fights and turn it around. Mass joblessness exists notwithstanding low official U.S. unemployment. The President told Congress an under-recognized truth when he said, “Ninety-four million...
The Hill
October 13, 2016
Editor's Note: In this bi-partisan blog post, former Reppublican Senator and Labor Secreatry Bill Brock and Democratic Leadership Council founder Al From discuss Get America Working!'s framework change for tax reform.    As thoroughly frustrating as this presidential race has been, its many distractions won't do anything about the...
Burea of Nationa Affairs
March 1, 2016
Editor's Note:  This news story about a report on global payroll taxes states, "Not only could the high employer costs undermine efforts to cut unemployment, they could adversely affect real incomes, hamper labor market flexibility and make it very difficult for firms to take advantage of growth opportunities, the report said."  ...
Boston Globe
January 15, 2016
Former Sectreatary of Energy Chu is one of a number of Republican and Democratic officials, scientists and economists calling for a revenue neutral carbon tax to address climate change.  He notes, " No new bureaucracies should be created to return the proceeds, and refund mechanisms can be done through decreases in withholding, or payroll,...
Washington Monthly
January 1, 2016
Steven Hilll describes the changing US labor force with increasing numbers of workers being contract or "gig" workers with no benefits.  These workers have no company to pay half of their payroll taxes. They pay it all, furhter lowering their wages.
US News & World Report
December 28, 2015
American Enterprise Insitute economist, Allan Viard, describes both the downsides of payroll taxes and the need to protect funding support for Social Security and Medicare if they are to be cut.  Get America Working!'s answer is to tax pollution and resource waste, with a Carbon Tax being one of the easiest approaches -- with multiple...
Reuters
December 15, 2015
The climate agreement reached in Paris is a great leap forward, but it’s widely acknowledged that it lacks specificity about how we’ll achieve the aspiration to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The mechanisms by which the US (and other countries) will accomplish it remain to be worked out.  While US negotiators...
The Hill
December 13, 2015
As thoroughly frustrating as this presidential race has been, its many distractions won't do anything about the underlying issues we face, like creating jobs and reforming the tax code.  When the smoke clears, we have to get back to addressing them.  The presidential candidates have rightly pointed out income and corporate taxes are...
The Hill
October 13, 2015
Editor's Note: In this bi-partisan blog post, former Reppublican Senator and Labor Secreatry Bill Brock and Democratic Leadership Council founder Al From discuss Get America Working!'s framework change for tax reform.   As thoroughly frustrating as this presidential race has been, its many distractions won't do anything about the...
National Review
February 13, 2015
   Conservatives are having a healthy debate about the design of an effective and appealing tax-reform program. Republican senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio have proposed a sweeping plan that is the focal point of the discussion.  Link to full article.