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Michael Strain’s Op-Ed on GOP tax reform efforts leaves absent what part of the “tax base” he would “broaden” to accommodate the 10-plus percent decrease in the corporate tax rate that few larger corporations pay. He suggests increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit (adding to expenses) and eliminating deductions for mortgages and state taxes (money spent through the tax code) to make up this rather large difference in revenues.
Sounds to me that the GOP solution suggested by Strain balances the reduction of corporate taxes by “broadening” an increase in middle-class families’ taxes through the loss of mortgage and state tax deductions.

Bruce Peterson, Seattle