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Jan Schakowsky

Tax cuts for the rich have made us poorer

Tax cuts for the rich have made us poorer

With a slow economic recovery looming over families in Maryland and all across America, the debate over the continuation of the Bush tax cuts has boiled to the surface. As essential programs struggle to survive on decreased revenue in a time of increasing need, newly elected tea party conservatives stubbornly refuse any reform that would increase government revenues. We two — a director of a nonprofit that advocates for working families and a wealthy beneficiary of the Bush tax cuts — are united in our understanding that those tax cuts were a mistake that helped lead us to our current budget crisis. They should be repealed immediately.

Ten years ago this week,...