Our Spending Addiction Shouldn't Stop Tax Reform

Our Spending Addiction Shouldn't Stop Tax Reform
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One of the most persistent arguments against the tax-reform proposals making their way through Congress is that they will increase the national debt. But it's a misdirected one.Deficit hawks are right to be concerned about the seemingly never-ending additions to the debt. But Congress hasn't accumulated $20 trillion of debt because people aren't taxed enough. We're in debt because Congress has a spending addiction.

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