Patrick Gleason


I am Vice President of State Affairs at Americans for Tax Reform, a Washington-based advocacy and policy research organization founded in 1985 at the request of President Ronald Reagan. My writing and commentary have been published in The Economist, Reuters, Politico, and the

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Trump Tip Tax Exemption Is Workable, Could Help Shore Up Entitlements

How Donald Trump's proposed tip tax exemption could be administered in a way that would prevent gaming of the system, shore up federal entitlement programs.

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378 viewsMay 31, 2024

Union Pledge Will Further Inflate Energy Costs In Battleground State

The decision by environmental organizations and activists to go along with union demands, which inflate the cost of renewable energy, is puzzling to many.

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314 viewsMay 31, 2024

If Raleigh Budgeted More Like N.C., Taxpayers Would Save Millions

If the city budget grew in line with population growth and inflation, which state legislators have shown is attainable, Raleigh taxpayers would save millions next year.

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371 viewsMay 30, 2024

School Choice Persists As Key Factor In Red State Republican Primaries

Those desiring more school choice recently won electoral victories Texas and Georgia that could facilitate the expansion education options for millions of kids in 2025.

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204 viewsMay 16, 2024

Swing State Democrats Oppose Taxpayer Aid For The Rich, But Not Always

Gov. Roy Cooper (D-N.C.) opposes means-tested education vouchers for high-income families while supporting debt relief for even higher income households.