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View Diary: Bush, Obama tax cuts five times larger than proposed increases (3 comments)

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  •  Please Feel to Repost the Graphic... (0+ / 0-) I made it and welcome others to use it as is helpful.  (It originally appeared at my web site, Perrspectives).

    The data comes from various links in the piece.

    On the tax cuts side:
    - $1.8 trillion for Bush tax cuts (New York Times)
    - $425 billion Obama stimulus (New York Times)
    - $654 billion December 2010 compromise (Center for American Progress)
    - $100 billion payroll tax cut extension for 2012 (various)
    - $3.4 trillion fiscal cliff deal (Washington Post)

    On the tax increases side:
    - $620 billion fiscal cliff deal (Center for American Progress, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
    - $580 billion FY 2014 budget proposal (various)

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