Bush Tax Cuts Reduced Total Income By $2.7 Trillion

09/25/2010 09:11 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • David Cay Johnston Tax.com

Just as they did in 2000, the Republicans are running this year on an economic platform of tax cuts, especially making the tax cuts permanent for the richest among us. So how did the tax cuts work out? My analysis of the new data, with all figures in 2008 dollars:

Total income was $2.74 trillion less during the eight Bush years than if incomes had stayed at 2000 levels.

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