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The late columnist Robert Novak had a favorite saying about the GOP: “The only reason God created Republicans was to cut taxes. And the 1980s were a perfect world for doing so.

President Reagan's across-the-board cuts on individual income tax rates in 1981 were followed by sweeping tax reform in 1986 that reduced the top rate to 28 percent while wiping out special tax breaks and broadening the tax base. The top rate had been 70 percent when Reagan was first elected.

Republicans had fulfilled...


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