The Only Argument Democrats Can Make

Here is the only argument Democrats can make in defense of Charles Rangel and Timothy Geithner: We need to revamp the tax structure of the nation if we’re going to make things better. As it stands right now, it’s so complicated that no one can be expected to know all the answers — but we’re all obligated to obey it. It’s gotten so bad that the chairman of the House committee in charge of setting tax policy can’t even keep his own taxes straight. It’s gotten so bad that our Treasury Secretary-nominee cannot keep his own taxes straight. We need to rework the entire tax system, and we should entrust it not to experts on taxes, but to people who have seen the perversely complex, incomprehensibly convoluted system up-close and personal, who know just how hard it is to abide by every single law, regulation, provision, ruling, and decision that governs how the government collects the money it needs to function.”

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The Only Argument Democrats Can Make

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