A Message from the President…
“You know you’re over the target when you start taking flak.”
Earlier this month, the Washington Post published a 4,000-word, front page article about CF&P. The authors and the high-tax advocates they quoted were forced to acknowledge our effectiveness at defending tax competition and privacy rights.
That’s also why they attacked us.
As the global bureaucratic elite continue to expand their power and seek greater tax collection and more onerous enforcement rules, our work becomes ever more important. And that makes us a target.
In an effort to bring us down, they portrayed our principled stand as a fight to protect tax criminals.
The Washington Post refused to print our correction of the record, so we took it to The Hill instead.
Along with my official rebuttal you can find below a collection of other responses to the Washington Post, including those of Dan Mitchell and Veronique de Rugy, explaining why our fight for tax competition and financial privacy isn’t about the wealthy, but is rather about defending the rights and interests of all taxpayers.
I hope you will stand by us as we fight to preserve a system where governments are forced to compete for citizens and investment, instead of taxing and regulating to their hearts desire.
Andrew F. Quinlan,
President, Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Correcting the Record…
Our Fight for Taxpayers Draws Fire
CF&P President Andrew Quinlan responds to the Washington Post with an explanation of our core philosophy: “When governments are forced to compete for citizens and investment, they produce better tax laws, regulate more efficiently, and spend more responsibly.” http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international-affairs/284277-fight-for-taxpayers-draws-fire
Is Defending Tax Competition Akin to “Trading with the Enemy?”
Dan Mitchell, featured heavily in the piece, responds directly to Senator Levin’s odious implication that fighting for tax competition is somehow treacherous. http://freedomandprosperity.org/2016/blog/is-defending-tax-competition-akin-to-trading-with-the-enemy/
Fighting Tax Harmonization Isn’t ‘Trading with the Enemy’
Veronique de Rugy similarly rebuts Levin’s attacks, finding that “high-tax nations and big-spending lawmakers are the enemy of American taxpayers, not tax competition or countries who have the good sense to keep their tax rates low.” http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/436542/fighting-against-tax-harmonization-isnt-trading-ennemy
Bursting the False Narrative
Richard Rahn challenges the Post’s underlying assumptions in a Washington Times column, while noting that CF&P succeeds by “effectively expos[ing] the facts and the truth.” http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/13/economic-growth-suffers-from-overspending-not-unde/
Post vs. Mitchell: The Hit Job That Missed Its Mark
The Cayman Compass editorial board reacts to the other implication of Senator Levin – that our ally the Cayman Islands is somehow an enemy of the United States. https://www.caymancompass.com/2016/06/13/editorial-post-vs-mitchell-the-hit-job-that-missed-its-mark/
Low-Tax Antagonists Strike Again
Economist Sven Larson dissects the false association of low tax jurisdictions with “international criminals, money launderers, and drug dealers.” http://larsonspoliticaleconomy.blogspot.com/2016/06/low-tax-antagonists-strike-again.html?m=1