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House Republicans Punt On Tax Reform

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April 01, 2014 AT 11:11 AM
The House Republican budget, released today by Budget Republican Committee Chair Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, kicks the tax reform can down the road yet again. Not only does it fail to enhance chances for a tax code rewrite, it almost certainly sets the effort back. This budget isn’t so much an actual fiscal as a campaign manifesto. And as such, it hits the standard GOP themes: Repeal “Obamacare,” spend more money on national defense, turn Medicaid into a block grant to states, and reform the tax code. But the budget explicitly avoids proposing any plan on tax code reform..