Joseph J. Thorndike

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Historian and contributing editor of Tax Analysts, a nonprofit, nonpartisan provider of tax information, and author of the forthcoming book, Their Fair Share; Why Americans Tax the Rich

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Last week the  Republicans , and yesterday the  President , laid out their long-term plans for reducing the deficit, defining differences that will be crucial in next year's election…

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