Ted Cruz’s Not-So Flat Tax Plan

WSJ Letters, November 4, 2015

Ted Cruz’s tax plan is anything but flat. The deduction for charitable giving is a loophole the wealthy can and do drive a truck through. If they are truly generous, let the wealthy donate their own money, not mine, to their choice of charity. If this is truly to be a flat tax, it won’t include gimmicks to try to induce the taxpayer to do things the lawmaker thinks are good. That concept is what got us a 73,000-page tax code.

Brian R. Merrick

West Barnstable, Mass.

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