Rand Paul is an energetic young Senator with a bright political future. Like his father, GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul, he is a staunch Libertarian who defends small government and low taxes. These are legitimate objectives supported by millions of Americans. But Paul has displayed poor judgment by placing a freeze on the ratification of U.S. tax treaties. Nevermind that tax treaties reduce taxes on business, facilitate cross-border investment, and make life easier for multinational corporations. What's at stake here is Senator Paul's ability to claim 'clean hands' when he next stands before the electorate. Intentionally or otherwise, Paul has become the best friend of America's tax cheaters.
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