Why A Major Tax Overhaul Is Easier than Minor Tax Reform

Some think that a big win on tax reform is a pie-in-the-sky dream. But the truth is that it will be easier to overhaul the tax code than it will be to tinker around the edges.

Our tax code is more than 70,000 pages long. The typical American does not really know how much is being taken out of their paychecks, whether that will be enough to cover all their tax debt, how much of a refund they will get for overpaying, or what their final tax bill will be — not even as a percentage of what they make.