GOP Nitroglycerine

September 1978
New Republic;9/23/78, Vol. 179 Issue 13, p3
Focuses on the Kemp-Roth bill to cut federal income taxes, sponsored by Representative Jack Kemp, a political property that is the equivalent of proposition 13 in California. Kemp's organization of a three-day "Transcontinental Tax Cut Blitz" with meetings from New York to California; Republican Party's need for a shot of nitroglycerine to boost its image; Percentage of the public who identifies with them; Bill to reduce individual income tax rates; Analysis that revenue losses did not occur but actually increased; Example of the Kennedy tax cut of 1964.


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