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The GOP’s tax reform Bermuda Triangle

October 10, 2017


Cutting taxes sounds like an easy win for a Republican Party enjoying unified control of the federal government. But at the moment, they’re struggling. Not just struggling to scrounge up concurrent majorities for a tax bill but struggling to reach any kind of consensus about what their tax bill is supposed to look like.

And while the details of this are complicated, the broad strokes of why they’re struggling are pretty simple — the party has united around three big principles that are incompatible.

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