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Republican tax pledge proves elusive

"With this plan, we are getting rid of loopholes for special interests, and we are levelling the playing field. We're making things so simple - we're making things so simple that you can do your taxes on a form the size of a postcard." - House Speaker Paul Ryan.


THE Republican tax bill does not pass the postcard test.

It leaves nearly every large tax break in place. It creates as many new preferences for special interests as it gets rid of. It will keep corporate accountants busy for years to come. And no taxpayer will ever see...

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