The Bush Tax Cuts After Ten Years

Impacts on People in Your State
State Fact Sheets and Analyses from Citizens for Tax Justice

Ten years ago, on June 7, 2001, President George W. Bush signed into law the first of several tax cuts that drove the balanced budget he inherited from President Clinton deep into the red. Last year, Congressional supporters of Bush’s policies pushed through an extension of these tax cuts through the end of 2012.

Many lawmakers want to extend the Bush tax cuts again into 2013 and beyond, which would almost double the federal budget deficit.

The Bush Tax Cuts' Impact on U.S. Taxpayers
(figures for all U.S. taxpayers)

Another Decade of Bush Tax Cuts Will Cost More than Twice as Much as the First Decade
Extending the Bush tax cuts from 2013 through 2022 would cost $5.5 trillion.

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