Tag Archives: Tuerck

Trump’s Protective Tariffs Are a Bad Idea for Americans

Arlington, Va. – Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on China, Japan and Mexico would be ineffective in shielding American workers from foreign imports, since producers from other countries would export the same products to the U.S., and such tariffs could impose a regressive consumption tax of $11,000 over 5 years on the typical U.S. household, conclude researchers at Suffolk…

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BHI Weekly Dispatch: Comments before last Monday’s Tax Revenue Hearing

The following are prepared remarks by BHI Executive Director David G. Tuerck which served as a basis for his oral testimony before the House and Senate Ways and Means Committee, Monday, December 12, 2011. I would like to thank Chairman Dempsey and Chairman Brewer along with all other members of the Committee, for inviting us here today.  The Beacon Hill…

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BHI Weekly Dispatch: Taking on the D.C. union proxies on Project Labor Agreements

In June, the House Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, heard testimony from the Beacon Hill Institute about the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 735) now under consideration before the U.S. House of Representatives. The purpose of the bill is to level the playing field among open shop and…

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