Feb 28, The Bush tax cuts were two tax code changes that President George W. Bush authorized during his first term. Congress enacted tax cuts to families in and investors in They were supposed to expire at the end of Instead, Congress extended them for two more years, and many of the tax provisions remain in effect- and continue to affect the economy- to this day. Oct 23, In CBPP estimated that, when the associated interest costs are taken into account, the Bush tax cuts (including those that policymakers made permanent) would addtrillion to deficits from to This means that the Bush tax cuts will be responsible for roughly one-third of the federal debt owed by Estimated Reading Time: 11 mins.
Jan 24, The Bush tax cuts (along with some Obama tax cuts) were responsible for just 24 percent. The New York Times stated in an editorial that the full Bush-era tax cuts were the single biggest contributor to the deficit over the past decade, reducing revenues by Estimated Reading Time: 12 mins.
The CBO has calculated that the Bush era tax cuts have directly placed the U.S. in it's current dangerous economic condition. The CBO stated; If the Clinton era tax rates were still in place, the national debt (which wastrillion when George W. Bush left office) would have now been completely payed off.