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    and he did so in public. So that's that on "growth induced revenue."

    But as for capping deductions and increasing rates, a little bit of both would work provided we get $1.4 to $1.6 in real revenues. I think the president shouldn't get to fixated on the top rate because some of the wealthy we need to be after aren't earning money via income anyway.

    Where the president shouldn't budge one bit is on estate, capital gains and dividends, and getting rid of the carried interest loophole. All of that absolutely has to go, no negotiation.

    If hedge funds hate it, fuck em.

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