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The leaders of the tax-writing committee solicited suggestions as part of a push to simplify the tax code. They also pledged to keep senators’ suggestions secret for 50 years at the National Archives. Sanders said he has nothing to hide. “Given the fact that my suggestions represent the interests of the middle class of this country and not powerful corporate special interests, I have no problem with making them public.” To read Sanders’ letters, click here and here and here or go to his Senate website here.
Originally posted by xuenchen
While I would admire 'ol Bernie's courage, I would also say he is just barking at the wind.
His 'proposals' are too vague and don't seem to offer any studies of the pros and cons.
Each of his 5 points needs to be fully analyzed.
Perhaps the cons outweigh the pros like most tax laws.
It's all based on tax shifting.
The extra $1.8 trillion over 10 years is only a wild speculation, and isn't enough to justify the wild spending.
How would he account for any tax revenue declines in other areas ?
He is 'safe' for now.
But I know we all would LOVE to see some of those 'sealed' proposals
I think 'they' are all very afraid of political consequences.
The 50 year seal is evidence of deep paranoia.
Too many average people are on to the gags.