Toder, Eric, Urban Institute, “Can Washington Embrace the Value-Added Tax,” NPR, 04/24/10

“Increasing the personal income tax very much is not a very good idea, and so that you’re left with a VAT which could be used partly to buy down income tax rates, partly to buy down corporate rates and partly to buy down the deficit. But that’s not to say the political system is ready for that.”

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