"If there is a new tax reform proposal laid out that can make everybody happy so let’s hear it then. The government’s job is to make the American people happy right."
If I were forced to choose after the election between extending the Bush tax cuts in total and letting them all lapse, I wouldÂ join Tim NoahÂ in opting for the latter. But I’m reluctant to assume that’s the best we can do. Indeed, as frustrating as the gridlock in Washington is, we should use it as an opportunity to strip down the tax debate to its basics, and reflect on where we want to go. Then we can determine the path that gets us closest to our goal.
By William Galston,Â The New Republic, April 23, 2012 -