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The Veeps’ Tax Debate

Kaine assailed Trump for saying it was smart to minimize his taxes and said that his statement implied that people who contribute to the military are stupid. Pence asked Kaine if he took all of his tax deductions and adding that he himself did. I think Pence’s parry works both substantively and politically, and Kaine’s attack doesn’t.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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