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Ryan on Tax Reform

February 1, 2013 1 minute Read by Robert Asahina
The Vice Presidential debate gave the Republican candidate, Paul Ryan, an opportunity to elaborate the plans that Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and he have to address the problems of budget deficits and long-term debt. Ryan put forth three general principles: "Don't increase the deficit, don't raise taxes on the middle class, and don't lower the share paid by the upper class." Invoking the successes of Ronald Reagan, Ryan emphasized the need to "lower rates and broaden the base." He also praised Reagan's ability to forge a bipartisan consensus in reforming the tax code.

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Robert Asahina

Robert Asahina has been a newspaper and magazine editor and writer, a book publishing executive and editor, and a data management consultant. He was editor in chief and deputy publisher of Broadway Books, president and publisher of the adult publishing group of Golden Books, and vice president and senior editor of Simon and Schuster; deputy managing editor of The New York Sun and an editor at The New York Times Book Review, Harper's, George, and The Public Interest; and a consultant at Freddie Mac. He is the author of "Just Americans" and of numerous articles and reviews for The Wall Street Journal, Harper's, The New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere.

 

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