Tuesday, October 05, 2010

How the Bush Tax Cuts Worked

Jeffrey A. Miron offers this op-ed at the NY TimesHow the Bush Tax Cuts Worked
Extending the Bush tax cuts — permanently — is a crucial step in restoring economic growth. The Bush cuts provided lower taxes on ordinary income, especially for taxpayers at the high end of the income distribution. These are some of the most energetic and productive people in society; raising tax rates would discourage their effort and entrepreneurship. High-income taxpayers also have multiple ways of avoiding high tax rates, so any revenue gain from raising rates would be modest.

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