On April 15, everyone’s in favor of tax reform.
Nobody can survive the ordeal of preparing a federal income tax return without concluding that there must be a simpler, fairer way to pay for the federal government.
And so — as inevitably as death and, well, you know — the presidential campaigns promise us some kind of tax reform.
President Barack Obama spent much of last week promoting his “Buffett rule,” a proposal to require anyone who makes more than $1 million year to pay federal taxes at a minimum of 30 percent. It’s a matter of basic fairness, he says.