Nation: Wishing for More for Less

Lower taxes, yes, but voters want more services too

There is no doubt about Americans' desire for tax cuts, but there is considerable uncertainty about what changes such cuts would bring. Government officials warn loudly that tax slashing would mean reductions in police protection and public schooling, closed libraries and potholed streets. But most Americans apparently don't believe them. They think high taxes are a result not of the public demand for services but mainly of the relentless growth of the bureaucracy. Many believe taxes can easily be cut as much as 33%. How? They think the most obvious place to start...

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