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Tax Issues Loom Over Campaign

Candidates offer differing views on 'fair tax,' extending Bush cuts

(Newser) - With President Bush’s tax cuts set to expire in 2010, tax reform could become a key issue in this year’s presidential race, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Most Republican candidates favor extending the cuts, though Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul support eliminating income tax altogether. The Democratic candidates... More »

Huckabee Woos Voters With 23% Sales Tax

'Fair tax' would abolish IRS, and be a windfall for the rich

(Newser) - Supporting a 23% sales tax ought to be political suicide, but Mike Huckabee is making it work, the Los Angeles Times reports. Huckabee has championed the so-called “fair tax,” a radical proposal that would abolish the federal income tax and tax spending instead. The plan favors the rich,... More »

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