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Arne BS: Oh no!....Say it ain't so!! (106* d) RE: BS: Oh no!....Say it ain't so!! 12 Jul 06


Guest:

Blather and spin all you want to. The facts are very simple to understand:

Taxes have been cut and tax revenues are up.

Here ya go:
In remarks on July 11 touting revised deficit projections in the Mid-Session Review of the Budget, President Bush once again claimed that tax cuts pay for themselves:
"Some in Washington say we had to choose between cutting taxes and cutting the deficit….Today’s numbers show that that was a false choice. The economic growth fueled by tax relief has helped send our tax revenues soaring. That’s what has happened."[1]

These remarks mirror previous statements by the President, the Vice-President, and key Congressional leaders that the increase in revenues in 2005 and the increase now projected for 2006 prove that tax cuts "pay for themselves" " that the economy expands so much as a result of tax cuts that it produces the same level of revenue as it would have without the tax cuts.[2]

Economists and budget analysts outside of the administration have explained that these claims are not supported by data or economic theory.[3] Now a Department of Treasury analysis presented in the Mid-Session Review itself confirms what outside experts have consistently said " tax cuts do not come remotely close to paying for themselves.


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