Toss The Tax Code

By Marc Ambinder

Reader Paul Hogan:

I'd just like someone to recognize how Obama's administration is becoming an organizational embodiment of how absurd our tax code is. One after another of his nominees is backing out due to tax problems. Simplifying the tax code is generally a Republican rallying call, but Obama might be smart to co-opt their fire; the process is clearly absurd.  Toss the 60,000 pages and let's craft something that makes sense.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2009/02/toss-the-tax-code/302/