June 9, 2015

Columbus Dispatch: Kasich Flirts With Steve Forbes’ Flat Tax

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“If you ask its advocates why it’s a good idea, one of the first things they’ll say is it’s a simpler way to tax,” said Matt Gardner, executive director of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a left-leaning nonprofit organization in Washington. “I think that’s largely an illusion.

“Any move to a flat tax includes huge cuts to the better-off,” Gardner said. “That money has to be made up somewhere. The only place to go is middle- and lower-income families.”

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