Bush Tax Cuts Compromise

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The compromise on the Bush tax cuts announced Monday night between President Obama and Republicans could cost between $600 billion and $800 billion if ultimately signed into law — no sure thing given opposition from many Democrats.

Bush tax cut deal and surprise stimulus – what they cost – Dec. 7, 2010

This is a good thing. While I didn’t agree with the Bush tax cuts at the outset, I do believe that letting the tax cuts expire will in fact be perceived as a tax increase and I do not believe governments should increase taxes during economic downturns.

It’s like shooting yourself in the foot. Just plain stupid and/or careless.

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