May 15, 1996

The Hidden Entitlements


In short, while not all “tax expenditures” are evil, many of them undermine tax fairness, impede economic growth and divert scarce tax dollars away from better uses. If we hope to “reinvent government” to make it more effective and less burdensome—in short, a better deal for ordinary American families—then scaling back wasteful and pernicious tax loopholes should be at the top of the agenda.

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