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Fighting over the Scraps

by Daniel Foster

I have it from Capitol Hill that “Republican” tax “reform” (already two-thirds of the way toward Voltaire’s summation of the “Holy” “Roman” “Empire”) will include the repeal of sundry deductions and credits. The beneficiaries of these sops are predictably, and perhaps understandably, unhappy, as they’ve made choices over many years with an understanding that their tax consequences would break one way and now they’re set to break another.

Many of the targets seem almost gleefully arrayed among the administration’s enemies, broadly construed: The haute bourgeoisie in high-tax coastal states and snooty graduate students seem to fare worst.

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