Going for Gold

Chait, Jonathan
May 2001
New Republic;05/21/2001, Vol. 224 Issue 21, p22
Discusses the tax plan issued by United States President George W. Bush and the criticism it has received. Production of a series of distortions, misrepresentations and outright, by tax cut's advocates, intended to convince Americans that the tax cut primarily benefits the poor and the middle class; Belief of the U.S. administration that cutting taxes will boost economic growth in the long run; Contention by liberals that the figures submitted by Bush regarding federal funds do not add up to those necessary to support the proposed tax cut; Belief that the tax plan does not benefit the poor.


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