OPINION: The key to passing tax reform: Keep it simple, stupid

By Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow for Project for Economic Growth at The Heritage Foundation.

One of the most enduring lessons from the ObamaCare fiasco is that to win a political battle, it is best to keep the message simple. If there are too many moving parts to a plan, if Americans don’t understand what the politicians are doing, or if there are parts of a bill they don’t like, it probably will go down in flames.

Most people don’t like ObamaCare, but when they couldn’t understand the Republican alternative, they chose the devil they knew ‎versus the devil they didn’t. This brings us to the tax cut fight. Larry Kudlow, Steve Forbes and I, founders of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, have been pleading with Congress to keep the debate focused on three simple reforms.

This article originally appeared in The Hill, to read click here.

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