Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The Social Visions That Explain Tax Policy In US
David Brooks describes the current Republican tax plan in terms of its social vision. That is perhaps a much more philosophical way of explaining the current GOP tax plan. It is a plan that rewards Republican donors and industries in red states. It punishes donors and industries in blue states. Brooks understands this but he took the opportunity to describe a tax plan that is more consistent with his social values. That is an interesting exercise for an intellectual like Brooks but it has little to do with how tax policy gets done by our elected officials.