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‘The American Dream Is Tax Reform’s Biggest Obstacle’
Christopher Faricy is an associate professor of political science and senior research associate in the Campbell Public Affairs Institute in the Maxwell School.
“There are no bigger supporters of the current tax system than the exemplars of the American dream: middle-class and upper-middle-class families living in large homes, with multiple children and employment-based insurance,” Faricy writes for The New York Times. “We find in our analysis that these characteristics—more than partisanship, ideology or political values—predict strong support for a range of the most expensive and regressive subsidies in the tax code. This support is politically weighty since this group also votes, donates and volunteers on a consistent basis.”
To read his commentary in full, visit The New York Times.
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