Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rich State Poor State

This week on Breaking it Down with DT we spoke to Jonathan Williams, Director of theTax and Fiscal Policy Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Jonathan is co-author of the book Rich State Poor State with famous economist Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal. Jonathan returned to re-visit with us as a follow up to his guest appearance in May.

On the show we spoke about the 4th edition of Rich States Poor States which "exposes the scare tactics of the tax-and-spend crowd and show how economic vitality follows lower taxes". Jonathan also explained how the book uses the ALEC-Laffer index to rank the 50 states offering a look at how the state has performed economically in the past and projections for how the state will perform going forward. If you want to know what's going on in your state and where it's going this is a must read.

Tonights show also featured an update on the Amicus brief ALEC wrote in support of the states lawsuit against Obamacare. Jonathan informed us that their brief was referenced in the decision against the federal government in the Florida case which helps to prove ALEC is on the right track!

Don't forget to tune in next week at 10PM EST to hear interviews with Ken Vaughn who is running for Congress in Virginia's 11th district. Ken will be discussing his campaign as well as Palestinian statehood, offer solutions for economic revitalization and limiting capital investment by government agencies and prescribe solutions to legislative gridlock he will bring to Washington. Then at 10:30 when we speak to Chuck Williams who is running in the 2nd Congressional district in Utah. Chuck will discuss his campaign as well as his former government service and bring his extensive experience on energy and public land use to the discussion.

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