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Amity Shlaes

Carson's 'Tithing' Is Sounder Than Rubio's Tax Plan

The ex-surgeon's 10 percent idea is more responsible than Rubio's credit-heavy package.
10 percent, no exceptions.

10 percent, no exceptions.

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It's Ben Carson's turn to get real on taxes. This is what some Republicans have been saying since Donald Trump released details of his tax plan.

Carson, who is still nose to nose with Trump in the polls, has so far stuck with the simple idea he first began mooting years ago: a 10 percent flat tax on income modeled on the biblical tithe.