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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:25 PM
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by Tula Connell, Oct 11, 2006

We know Bushs tax cuts for the wealthy are bada $70 billion tax cut for the rich this year alone.

Now, Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ) has released a state-by-state breakdown that shows the combination of special tax breaks for capital gains and dividends, reductions in personal income tax rates, estate tax cuts and an array of corporate tax loopholes and summarizes their effects on state residents at different income levels.

CTJ notes two key findings:

First, the tax breaks enacted since 2001 are heavily skewed toward the very wealthiest few. Second, because the tax cuts are being paid for with borrowed money, the cost of paying the added national debt more than wipes out any benefits from the tax cuts for 99 percent of residents in each state. Only the best-off one percent are net winners from the Presidents fiscal policies.

In Ohio, for instance, between 2001 and 2010, the wealthiest Ohioans will receive 26.7 percent of the Bush tax cuts in the state. The total 10-year average tax cut for this wealthiest group is $297,278, an average of $29,728 per year.

And for Ohio working families?

the poorest 60 percent will get only 21.6 percent of the tax cuts, with an average annual tax cut over the 10 years of only $403.

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