A Heapin' Plate of Conservative Politics and Religion

by Tom Quiner

A Heapin' Plate of Conservative Politics & Religion

by Tom Quiner

FEDERAL SPENDING FOR DUMMIES, Part 2

By Tom Quiner | April 14, 2010

As seen in the Des Moines Register, February 21, 2010 “Federal deficits were caused by Bush’s tax cuts for the rich.” That was a typical response I got to last month’s column, “Federal Spending for Dummies.” It struck me as a legitimate reaction.  After all, President Bush and a Republican-controlled Congress cut income tax rates for all workers in 2001.  Specifically, they reduced the top marginal income tax rate from 39.6 percent to 35 percent. Additional tax-reduction legislation was passed in the ensuing years which lowered various tax rates for America’s most productive workers. The suggestion was that government revenues…

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