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March 1, 2014

Shribman: Why tax reform is doomed


This is the environment in which the notion of tax overhaul is being discussed, or being dissed: Almost six in 10 Americans give below-average grades to Washington, according to a poll the Marist Institute for Public Opinion conducted last month for the McClatchy newspapers. Tax overhaul may not be the public’s highest priority, but the prospects for Camp’s initiative help explain why the public demands an overhaul of the Washington political culture.

North Shore native and Pulitzer Prize winner David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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