Sanctimony outweighs revenue in tax fight

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April 20, 2011
by Amity Shlaes  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Clean out, and start over right. That's the great impulse Americans act on each spring. We tell ourselves there's nothing wrong with this process repeating annually. In religion, the cycle is always there: sin, repent, purge. These days the impulse gets its most vivid individual expression in the realm of personal health: 'sin, repent, spinning class.' Or 'sin, repent, detox drink.' The worse the year, the greater the repentance required. Spring also brings a collective impulse to reform. That usually gets expressed in a resolve to make the tax code more progressive." (04/20/11)  


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