Editorial Board

Republicans' Middle-Class Economics

If you're middle-class, Marco Rubio and Mike Lee have a tax plan for you. Maybe.

Middle-class tax cuts for everyone.

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Marco Rubio and Mike Lee's ballyhooed new tax-reform plan raises all the usual questions about cost, viability and wisdom. (Short answers: a lot, not much and variable.) It nevertheless deserves consideration as an intriguing example of Republican thinking about how to respond to wage stagnation and economic anxiety among the middle class.

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