A great column in today’s Wall Street Journal from Stephen Moore.
“Junking the tax code is one of his last chances to pour growth hormones into a sickly economy and get jobs back before November 2012. For their part, Republicans could use a tax restructuring to tap the Laffer Curve growth effects of lower rates. There’s no reason for the GOP to defend special-interest favors in the tax code doled out to the housing industry, nonprofits, the municipal bond sellers, and the green-energy lobby. The value of trading in all those undeserved favors for a 25% tax rate would be enormously positive, and by growing the economy, would lower the deficit.”