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Paul Okay With Wealthy Paying More—If Tax Code Simplified

Appearing on CNN Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., supported the idea of wealthier Americans paying higher taxes if the code is simplified and all loopholes are closed.

From Mediate:

Since taking office, Paul has pushed  for entitlement reform to include raising the retirement age and means-testing for Medicare to prevent the affluent from receiving benefits. Though the Senator's position is a bit more nuanced, many observers take his position as a potential compromise between lawmakers on the long-term solvency of entitlement programs.

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Phillip M. Bailey became WFPL's political editor in 2011, covering city, state and regional campaigns and elected officials. He also covers Metro Government, including the mayor's office and Metro Council. Before coming to WFPL, Phillip worked for three years as a staff writer at LEO Weekly and was a fellow at the Academy of Alternative Journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
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