Nation: What Relief?

Even if the Administration's tax program should somehow survive, taxpayers may be in for a disappointment. Instead of spending all the cash released by a federal tax cut, they may well be forced to merely put much of it in another envelope—and send it off to their states. Some states have been fiscally irresponsible, some have neglected real needs too long, some have let partisan politics block tax progress. Whatever the reason, a recent Tax Foundation survey found that the states are planning to increase taxes by nearly $1.5 billion this year—well over...

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