I guess I shouldn't be surprised. The centerpiece of Congress' reform plan is to chop the corporate tax rate. How to pay for this tax cut?

Lately we read the politicians are "homing in" on deductions for mortgage interest and state and local taxes -- among the most widely used deductions by ordinary Americans.

Instead, since they plan to slash business taxes, why not eliminate the thousands of special tax breaks enjoyed by big industries? Whom do our congresspeople represent? Again, no surprise.

And then the 'coup de grace' -- the Senate boldly refuses to allow the military to close excess bases the defense department says it doesn't need.

Tobias Lovallo

Napa

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