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tax reduction must be "tax neutral" the elimination of the estate tax is paid for by a capital gain tax

Not necessarily. The revenue neutrality is just a budget rule, and they break it all the time. Even when it's followed, there's no necessary linkage between what's being reduced and what's being increased. One example is the electronic deposit of employment taxes, which was used to "pay for" part of the reduced tariffs resulting from NAFTA.

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