Commentary: Lower Taxes? Oh, No Thanks

This should be the ideal time for congressional Republicans to push a big tax cut. With the Apr. 15 deadline looming, Americans are acutely aware of just how much money they're handing over to Uncle Sam. What's more, a growing budget surplus--which could total $3 trillion by 2010--gives lawmakers a huge pot to dip into. So how come the latest GOP plan, to cut taxes by nearly $800 billion over 10 years, is getting such a tepid response?

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