Taxes & The Economy

Puerto Rico in Economic Crisis

Garcia Padilla’s Policies Bring Hard Times

Most Americans agree that we are still going through tough economic times.  Although too often news regarding the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is overlooked, there is a growing crisis there that is garnering attention in Washington and elsewhere.  Puerto Rico faces historic economic challenges, but the worst part is that Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla’s […]

Real Tax Reform Can Help Grow Jobs Here at Home

Dealing with the Corporate "Inversion" Controversy

An issue that has created significant waves this past summer is the massive expansions of companies seeking refuge from the U.S. corporate tax code by reincorporating overseas (commonly referred to as “inversion”).  There appears to be consensus among both Republicans and Democrats that this systemic problem with the tax code that requires comprehensive reform.  However, […]

Will President Obama’s State of the Union Address Jumpstart to Corporate Tax Reform?

One of the more encouraging moments in President Obama’s State of the Union address was his call for corporate tax reform. The last time the U.S. updated its tax code was in 1986. The tax structure in the United States is quite complex and puts companies in the U.S. at a significant global disadvantage. The […]

HLF Launches Alliance for Innovation and Development

Encouraging "innovation, economic growth, and opportunity for all"

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today the Hispanic Leadership Fund announced the launch of the Alliance for Innovation and Development (A4ID), a coalition project that focuses on the promotion of new and innovative solutions to meeting the challenge of sustainable, long-term economic growth and development. The Alliance will highlight policy ideas from a variety of sources that focus […]

HLF Grades President Obama and Governor Romney on the Issues

We Must Move to Repeal and Replace President Obama’s Unaffordable and Unpopular Health Care Law

Patients and Families Must Come First

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund released the following statement today from its President Mario H. Lopez, reacting to today Supreme Court ruling: “The facts are that on every count, President Obama’s healthcare law has failed all Americans, including working Hispanic families that continue to bear the brunt of his economic policies.  Insurance premiums have gone […]

Urging the SEC Not to Sacrifice American Competitiveness

New Dodd-Frank rule threatens major American job-creating industries WASHINGTON, DC—The Hispanic Leadership Fund is urging the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to consider economic growth and international competitiveness when drafting rules and regulations for an important piece of the Dodd-Frank Act. In a letter to the commissioners, HLF President Mario H. López explains:

Florida Debates Creation of New Destination Gaming Resorts

Florida has been one of the states that has been hit particularly hard by the ongoing economic turmoil.  In an effort to breathe life into the tourism industry, one recent proposal involved the building of destination resorts in South Florida that will feature various gaming options. As the debate heats up, both sides are making […]