New GOP tax cuts would add $3.8 trillion to deficit, says report

Sep 2012
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"Higher-income households, it says, on average would receive larger average tax cuts as a percentage of after-tax income." Gods forbid that the middle class or we peasants should get a decent slice of the pie from republiCons. "Deficits don't matter" when GOPers are in power, St Ronnie of RayGun and Darth Cheney told us that.

New GOP tax cuts would add $3.8 trillion to deficit, says report
A second round of GOP tax cuts would add $3.8 trillion to the federal deficit over the next two decades, according to a report released this week by the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.

A bill that the House Ways and Means Committee approved Thursday, "Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018," would reduce federal revenue by $631 billion from FY 2019-28 and an additional $3.15 trillion between FY 2029-38, the group estimated.

The bill, released by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, would extend individual income and estate tax provisions in the 2017 Republican tax bill, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act.

The report from the Tax Policy Center, which is led by a former tax official from the Obama administration, states that about two-thirds of taxpayers would get a tax cut, while about 9 percent would get a tax hike from the bill. Higher-income households, it says, on average would receive larger average tax cuts as a percentage of after-tax income.

The provisions in the 2017 tax law are not set to expire until 2025 regardless, which explains the lower estimate for revenue lost in the first 10-year period.

While Republicans have argued the new tax bill would boost the economy, the report estimates its effects would be minimal. It estimates the bill would increase gross domestic product by about 0.5 percent in 2026, 0.4 percent in 2028 and 0.1 percent in 2038.

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Jets

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I want tax cuts as much as the next person. However, I want our country to be more fiscally responsible.

How about we do something about the deficit besides INCREASING it.
 

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