Reports By The Committee To Unleash Prosperity
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Stephen Moore, Jeff Yass, Peter J. Ferrara and Steven J. Entin
Democratic presidential candidates like Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker have made inequality a central issue in the campaign. But their plans for minimum-wage hikes, wealth taxes and income-tax rates of 50%-70% would restrain the economy and hurt all Americans. SEE HERE
The National Mining Association estimates that the United States sits atop $6 trillion in mineral resources. We could be easily adding $50 to 100 billion to our GDP every year through a smart, pro-growth mining policy.
If all 17 rare earth elements were counted separately—as they should be—the United States is importing 37 minerals at 100 percent, for a total of 67 key minerals imported at more than 50 percent reliance.
By Steven Moore- As the Trump administration seeks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, a key issue for U.S. trade negotiators is better and more enforceable protections of intellectual property (IP) rights. This must include more legally binding protections of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and other engines of invention and creation, which face a growing array of threats in foreign markets, including even our closest North American trade partners.