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125 Republicans Seen Pulling Camp to More Extensive Redo

The top Republican tax writer in Congress is being pulled toward a more extensive rewrite of the U.S. code, with more than half of his party’s members in the House backing proposals to rip up the rules.

More than 125 House Republicans have supported proposals that include ending the income tax and terminating the entire code in 2018 to force Congress to create a simpler system. Sixty-eight of them favor what they call a “fair tax” replacing the income, payroll and estate levies with a national sales tax. Dozens back estate-tax repeal proposals. A flat-tax bill has 10 Republicans on board.