Commentary: The five rules of our tax reform
The tax code needs fixing to be fairer and less complex. But let's set some rules for this debate. Here are the Five Commandments of Tax Reform:
Thou shall simplify with care: Rep. Paul Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, proposes a much simplified income-tax system. Gosh darn, you can do your taxes on a postcard.
His system is simple, all right. Simply put, working people pay all the income taxes, and the idle rich pay little or nothing. Here's how it works:
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