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G. W. Bush: "I Wish They Weren't Called the 'Bush' Tax Cuts"

karla1055 Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 4:24 PM
So it is finally starting to sink into his thick head that the BUSH tax cuts helped to bring the country to its knees, destroyed the middle class and brought income disparity that this country has not seen since the 1920's. Appears as though he is feeling a wee bit ashamed of himself - as he should
D G Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 5:24 PM
The four years following Tax Relief 2003 were among the most prosperous in history. Democrats took over Congress in 2007, and they triggered the Great Recession.
americathebeautiful Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 4:51 PM
You karla are nothing more than a really STUPID and IGNORANT and ILLITERATE perona non grata who knows not a DAMN THING ABOIT ECONOMICS.
Dave619 Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 4:36 PM
Do you even pay taxes? If you do then you benefited from the tax cut. So according to your convoluted logic, unless you paid the pre- tax cut rate, you helped destroy the economy. You suck, Rachel!
Petrus64 Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 4:32 PM
It did? How so? The biggest cut percentage was for the lower brackets. They saw big drops in taxes paid. And by 2006 the deficit spending was trending toward a surplus according to the CBO.

These are all govt numbers. You should try them some time instead of emoting hatred.
karla1055 Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 4:34 PM
Can't cut taxes and start two wars. A 5 year old would know that
Petrus64 Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 4:39 PM
161 billion dollar deficit and trending towards a 350 billion surplus in the ten year outlook by the CBO in 2006.

Then came Nancy and Harry...

See above for actual evidence of more collections from the tax cuts.
Dave619 Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 4:42 PM
Can't raise taxes during a downturn...even a 1 year old knows that. But yet your messiah keeps trying to do it over and over again ...that is all he has.
Dave619 Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 4:42 PM
Can't raise taxes during a downturn...even a 1 year old knows that. But yet your messiah keeps trying to do it over and over again ...that is all he has.

In his post-presidential years, George W. Bush has generally avoided getting involved in the daily political scene, instead focusing on private and philanthropic endeavors from his home base in Texas. Today, however, President Bush delivered one of his rare public policy speeches at the George W. Bush Presidential Center's conference on "Tax Policies for 4 Percent Growth" in New York City. Besides a bit of self-deprecating humor and personal reminiscing on the privilege of being commander-in-chief, the former president also offered up some wise words on the current "fairness"/"tax the rich" policy debate.