Richard Rubin of the Wall Street Journal tweeted this quote from Doug Holtz-Eakin this week.
.@djheakin: “If you hear someone say, 'I can’t live without this tax provision,' they don’t have a business. They have a tax shelter.”
— Richard Rubin (@RichardRubinDC) October 18, 2017
There is so much more out there on the issue. While I have my issues with the doubling of the standard deduction (mostly I don’t like that it kicks more people off the tax rolls), I recognize that it will bring very needed simplification to the tax code. The furor of the real-estate lobby is evidence of that. Their criticism should be ignored for the benefit of all.