Flat Out Gamble On Taxes

The flat tax is key to the GOP's '96 agenda. Politically, it's a tough sell

Mired in the actuarial agonies of budget-cutting, Republicans are about to revive the pro-growth optimism that was a hallmark of party idol Ronald Reagan. On Jan. 9, a commission led by former Housing Secretary Jack F. Kemp, an apostle of supply-side economics, is expected to endorse a flat income tax that promises to promote both growth and investment.

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