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  •  bush tax cut = 300 bucks. making work pay = 400 (1+ / 0-)
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    that was for single folks like me with no kids.
    and the 400 was in addition to the little bump we got on our take home pay. the big difference? bush spent god knows how much mailing the 300 buck check to everyone in the county, and also doing another mailing prior to mailing the check, (if i remember correctly,) bragging about how we were getting was basically a political (pro gop / pro bush) mailer done on the backs of the taxpayers. i can't image what those two mailings cost, since they went to every taxpayer in the country, but i assume a similar horn-tooting expenditure was viewed by the obama administration as a waste ...but of course, they  haven't learned you gotta pander to the lowest common denominator. (see the outcry about cutting the bank middle men out of the federal student loan program.)i also got a sales tax deduction for the new car i bought, since i didn't qualify for cash for clunkers (as i was trading in one fuel efficient car for another).

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    by marzook on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 06:38:14 PM PDT

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