Finance Committee ”Blank Slate” Letter

Yesterday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch ruined the July 4th vacation plans of every tax lobbyist in town with they laid out their new “blank slate” approach to tax reform.

In a letter sent to fellow senators, the two announced that they would work under the assumption that all exclusions, deductions, and credits currently written in the tax code have been repealed, and that only the most defensible provisions would be put back in. Sens. Baucus and Hatch called on their colleagues to defend the tax breaks they see as important, and gave senators

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