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Frontrunners Dodge Commitment on Tax Changes

Each of the frontrunners advocated simplifying the tax code but didn't offer support for either a flat or fair tax.

"Completely throwing out our tax system and coming up with a new one is something we need to do very carefully," said Romney, moments after former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) gave an impassioned speech in support of the fair tax proposal.

Giuliani called both flat and fair tax proposals "very intriguing" but did not directly support both of them. McCain, too, called for a simplification of the tax code.

-- Chris Cillizza

By Eric Pianin  |  August 5, 2007; 11:50 AM ET
 
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Umm did you forget Ron Paul?
He has not ducked any question. Take a look at his tax policy. He is the only one honest enough to practice what he preaches. This country would be very lucky to get Dr. Paul elected. Vote for our constitution. Vote for Ron Paul

Posted by: Anonymous | August 13, 2007 5:05 AM | Report abuse

They ought to create a small business blue ribbon committee, not appointed by congress but, by the small business owners. Then ask them what their thoughts are. I'll bet that the majority would suggest they all retire from public service as they always try to fix what is not broke and leave what is broken unfixed. The American small business owners are being taxed and regulated to the point of absurdity while the fat cats get all the tax breaks and write offs. It is the working men and women and the small business owners who make the free enterprise system work, not big businesses and their overpaid executives and the legislators who they have bought that have been caught in the swamp of corruption and have cost investers the life savings.

Posted by: Allen Campbell | August 6, 2007 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Wimps!

Posted by: Judge C. Crater | August 6, 2007 9:49 AM | Report abuse

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