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The Nation

Organized labor praised the concept of tax revision but said President Reagan’s plan to revamp the system falls short of fairness and is tilted toward business and the wealthy. “Millions of middle-income Americans will pay higher taxes, while the vast majority of wealthy Americans will pay less,” AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland testified as the House Ways and Means Committee focused on labor views of the plan. “As a package,” Kirkland said, “the President’s proposal does not add up to the major overhaul needed to establish fairness.”


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