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Michael R. Strain

How Republicans Can Make Good on Tax Reform

Cut corporate taxes, but also expand the earned-income tax credit and give subsidies to people to move for better jobs.
Eager for work.

Eager for work.

Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

President Donald Trump’s response this summer to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and his pardon of former sheriff Joe Arpaio added to the image of Republicans as the party of white grievance, and not as the political vehicle for conservative thought and ideas. Conservatives and Republicans, especially those in Congress, have an opportunity to challenge that image this fall.

As they turn their attention to tax reform, Republicans can legislate better public policy. But conservatives can also seize this chance to advance and illustrate their principles and priorities.