Perhaps fears of taxmaggedon will propel lawmakers into meaningful action, to setting aside their differences long enough to develop a fairer, saner tax code — even if they do it just to save their own jobs. It’s time that Washington stopped “kicking the can down the road” and started working for the people to repair a broken tax system. Until it does, American taxpayers and the global economy face an increasingly scary future.
Christopher Bergin is president and publisher of Tax Analysts.
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