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U.S. tax policy's future: Key players in the showdown

These leaders have important roles in the debate over whether to remake the federal tax code.

 
 

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Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) leads the Budget Committee and is a member of President Obama's deficit commission. The bipartisan presidential panel's chairmen have offered an aggressive plan to balance the federal budget by curbing increases in Social Security benefits, slashing spending at the Pentagon and other agencies, and wiping out more than $100 billion a year in tax breaks.


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