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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Point of View‘s guest host today is Dr. Merrill Matthews. During the first hour his guests are Edward Retta and Adrienne Peña-Garza. They join him to talk about how the Hispanic community is becoming more conservative. In the second hour Dan Pilla will share his concerns on taxes in the upcoming Build Back Better Bill.

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Dr. Merrill Matthews
Resident Scholar - Institute for Policy Innovation

Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation, a research-based, public policy “think tank.” He is a health policy expert and weekly contributor at Forbes.com. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Texas Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Dr. Matthews is a past president of the Health Economics Roundtable forRead More

Guests
Dan Pilla Show Page
Dan Pilla
Founder & Executive Director - Tax Freedom Institute, Inc.
For over three decades, Dan Pilla has been the nation’s leader in taxpayers’ rights defense and IRS abuse prevention and cure. Regarded as one of the country’s premiere experts in IRS procedures and general financial problems resolution techniques, he has helped hundreds of thousands of citizens solve personal and business tax and financial problems they thought might never be solved. As the author of 14 books, dozens of research reports and hundreds of articles, Dan’s work is regularly featured on radio and television as well as in major newspapers, leading magazines and trade publications nation-wide. Dan is a frequent guest on numerous talk radio programs where he is heard by millions of people each year. His fast-paced interviews provide hard-hitting answers to even the toughest questions. His many media appearances include CNN, CBS, CNBC, Fox News, CSPAN, the CBS Radio Network, the USA Radio Network and many others. His books have been recommended by prominent magazines and financial publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Money, Family Circle, Investor’s Business Daily and more. Dan has written or contributed to major articles for Reader’s Digest, National Review, Reason, USA Today Magazine and others. The Associated Press once commented that “Dan Pilla probably knows more about the IRS than the commissioner.” The Wall Street Journal ranked his book, The IRS Problem Solver, as the number one tax book in America. Dan was a consultant to the National Commission on Restructuring the IRS. He works with numerous public policy research institutes and presented testimony to Congress on several occasions. His testimony to the Senate Finance Committee blew the lid off IRS abuse and led to many new taxpayers’ rights and protections. He was a member of the Editorial Board of the Road Map to Tax Reform Project, which drove the Bush Administration’s tax reform agenda. Dan is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and is enrolled to practice before the IRS. Dan is also the Executive Director of the Tax Freedom Institute, Inc., a national association of tax professionals.
Edward Retta Show Page
Edward Retta
Co-Founder | Consultant - Cross Cultural Communications
Edward Retta is a professional cross cultural consultant who has worked in over 50 countries. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, leading global brands and government agencies including NASA, the USDOD, and the USDOS (pro-bono). He as lived and worked in Europe, South America and Africa.

Edward is a native Dallasite and the former Vice Chairman for Hispanic Engagement for the Dallas Co. Republican Party. He was awarded by the DCRP as Republican Ambassador of the Year in 2018. Retta is one of the co-founders of the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas, an advisor to the Texas A&M Hispanic Network and an advisor to the Hispanic Republican Club of North Texas. He was recognized as a “New Hispanic Leader” by Al Dia newspaper and the Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and as a “National Hispanic Leader” by the American Jewish Committee.

Retta is a product of the DISD, a graduate of Texas A&M University, an honors graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and also studied at Oxford University in England. He attended International Leadership School in Wales, UK. He is a member of Park Cities Baptist Church and an active lay leader in the Hispanic ministry there. He once survived a ship wreck near Cape Horn.
Adrienne Peña-Garza Show Page
Adrienne Peña-Garza
Chair - Hildalgo County Republican Party
Adrienne Peña-Garza is a proud wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter, small business owner, proud American, proud Tejana from South Texas. She was born & raised in Hidalgo County, TX, and proudly serves her party & community in numerous ways. She is currently, serving her second term as Hidalgo County GOP Chairwoman.
October cover of Texas Monthly
Texas Monthly: Democrats are Losing Latinos
POLITICS & POLICY
Why Democrats Are Losing Texas Latinos

The party assumes people of color will turn the state blue. But most Tejanos consider themselves white. And more are voting Republican.
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