For Tax Reform Classes, Congress Needn’T Appearance Far

The federal tax code is obviously far more complicated.
Even more remarkable, the plan drew praise from across the ideological spectrum, including that of conservative supply-side advocates like Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, which opposes all tax increases.
They mounted a spirited opposition, calling the plan a “yoga tax” and a misguided effort to tax exercise, fitness and health.
“The counterweight is always to spend the money,” Mr. Mendelson told me this week.
“It was really just a loophole, but every loophole has a constituency, and they can be very vocal.”What can lawmakers now trying to reform the federal tax code glean from the District of Columbia’s experience?

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