Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mt.) and Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) lead a discussion on tax reform/ Photo by Rachel Christiansen
Our friends over at the Center for Effective Government recently blogged about the 50 years of secrecy that lawmakers will enjoy when making proposals for tax reform. You heard that right. The public won't know which lawmakers requested which reforms for 50 years, thus giving Congress protection to suggest potentially unpopular policies designed to serve special interests. Wrote Center for Effective Government, "[We] believe democracy is not served when policies are negotiated in secret and citizens are not allowed to know the positions of their representatives on such critical issues as tax reform, tax breaks, and loopholes."
We couldn't agree more.