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Chris Christie Rolling Out Tax Plan

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ROTUND “REPUBLICAN” SAID TO BE UNVEILING INCOME, CORPORATE TAX CUTS

|| By FITSNEWS || This website has pretty much written off the presidential ambitions of New Jersey governor Chris Christie.  As have a lot of “Republican” primary voters.

But we’re suckers for specific policy proposals – especially when said proposals involve tax relief.  And Christie is scheduled to unveil precisely such a proposal this week – reportedly a simplification of the federal tax code that would lower the top marginal rate to 28 percent and cut corporate taxes from 35 percent to 25 percent.

Hmmmm …

Is that the sort of broad, pro-free market stroke the American economy needs if it hopes to start firing on all cylinders again?  Probably not.  And we’ll be eager to see the fine print on Christie’s proposal …

But credit where credit is due: He’s offering up a specific tax plan … and it appears to involve some measure of tax relief.

At the end of the day, all candidates for elected office ought to be judged on their answers to three simple questions: 1) How much money are you going to spend?  2) What are you going to spend it on? and 3) Where are you taking it from?

Answers to those questions – assuming they are provided – should tell us all we need to know about a candidate’s views on the size and scope of government.  And what its core functions ought to be.

We look forward to posing those questions to all of the 2016 candidates …

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