Monday Items: Dan Mitchell debates the merits of a flat tax; Paul Ryan speaks at Sound Money Forum

Monetary Reform
Paul Ryan speaks at the Sound Money Forum
Spending
At Hudson Valley, Courtney Gross contends that America’s opposition to current-levels of government spending propelled Paul Ryan to the national stage. 
Tax
Dan Mitchell debates why a flat tax ends corrupt corporate loopholes

Dan Mitchell  argues that the online sales tax is a money grab by politicians. 
Pension
In Reuters, Hilary Russ discusses how RI towns are still burdened with high pension debt despite state reforms. 
At CT Post, Ken Dixon reports on Connecticut’s under-performing state pension system. 
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