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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski of Ill., shown during an appearance at the National Press Club Thursday, February 9, 1989, promised to oppose President Bush's proposal to reduce capital gains taxes.   (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski of Ill., shown during an appearance at the National Press Club Thursday, February 9, 1989, promised to oppose President Bush's proposal to reduce capital gains taxes. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)

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