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The Nation

The nation’s chief tax collector endorsed President Reagan’s tax plan, saying an image of unfairness surrounding the current system arouses “anger and frustration” and sends even modest wage earners scrambling for devices to shelter income. “The current tax system is a patchwork tax code built around tax breaks for special purposes and special interests,” Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Roscoe L. Egger Jr. told the House Ways and Means Committee. Critics of the concept--a number of them from the business community--have yet to appear before the panel.


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