Letters: Feb. 19, 1996

STEVE FORBES' CONTROVERSIAL NOTION

"Explain to me the flat-tax theory that money given to the rich stimulates the economy, while money given to the poor does not." GORDON CARLSON Chicago

AN ENJOYABLE PART OF AMERICAN CAMpaigns is watching politicians reinvent themselves. Wealthy political outsider Steve Forbes [NATION, Jan. 29], while not having to reinvent himself, has reinvented the flat tax, an idea brought back to life by Jerry Brown during the 1992 presidential race. Forbes proposes to give every American, from the very poorest to the very richest, a tax break. Where will he get the revenue to run America? By...

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