What Mae West said about sex also goes for tax cuts, said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.
"All tax cuts are good tax cuts," he said, even bad ones.
But as the 106th Congress was giving up on a $240 billion tax cut package, tax reform advocates were forming a new coalition with a far more ambitious goal for next year: scrapping the federal tax code altogether and replacing it with a simpler and fairer way of raising revenue.
"We just have to stop fiddling," said Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Calif., one of the top contenders for the chairmanship of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee in the 107th Congress. "We can exhaust all of …