The Next Dose of Medicine

MANY AMERICANS TOOK last week's call for "contributions" in the spirit of a bracing tonic, bitter but salutary. But how will they feel about being asked to drink from the same cup two months from now?

To fund his grandest reforms -- from a health-care system to an industrial policy -- Bill Clinton is sure to come back a few months from now with another appeal to sacrifice. Less than 48 hours after hitting up Americans for $246 billion in new taxes over four years, Clinton was already discussing the idea of a national sales tax as if it were a...

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