Bridge Span 15-11: A Permanent Fix or More Big Tax This Week From Congress?

In a situation only the out of touch, inside the Beltway crowd could love, added into the conference report (the final version of a bill to be considered by both chambers of congress) of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, is a provision adding the legislative language from H.R. 235, the Permanent […]

Bridge Span 15-4: Discriminatory Digital Taxes: Also Certain?

As Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, “… in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Technology has had an impact on both, providing us with longer life expectancies and a better quality of life. Taking a distinctly different approach, tax authorities find technology too tempting to resist as the target […]

Bridge Span 14-15: Empower the People or Empower Bureaucrats? – Two Internet Votes

Pundits largely agree that those who cast ballots last week had more or less one idea in mind – Washington is broken and must be fixed. So imagine the surprise that online customers will receive when Senators Reid and Durbin lead the just voted out Senate to massively expand government power in their last few […]