It's been pointed out to me that I need to clarify what I wrote yesterday about Max Baucus and tax reform. The Montana Democrat's op-ed with his House GOP counterpart, Dave Camp, doesn't specifically call for revenue neutral reform. Press accounts sourced to Camp and his staff have characterized Baucus as being on board for that idea and the co-authorship of an op-ed tended to reenforce that, but neither Baucus nor his staff have made that commitment.
So the issue isn't that Baucus is at odds with the Obama administration, it's that Camp is at odds with the White House and Baucus is trying to be on good terms with both.
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Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.