Grover Norquist: Republicans Could Take Back Congress

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  1. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    Figures released by the White House show that in 2007, the average taxpayer will pay $2,216 less in federal taxes than he or she would have paid prior to President Bush's tax cuts. For 27 million small business owners, the average reduction will be $4,712.
    At the same time, the deficit has been reduced from $413 billion in 2004 to $248 billion in 2006. The projected deficit for 2007 is $205 billion.
    Norquist notes that while Bush occasionally talks about his record of tax-cutting, the press would rather write about Iraq. That could change when Bush starts vetoing bills that will increase spending beyond his proposed budget. Currently, the Democrat-controlled Congress wants to spend $205 billion more than the president does.

    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2007/7/26/82548.shtml
     
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    I would like to know how the average 2007 tax cut amount was figured. I am a middle income taxpayer and my taxes sure aren't $2,216 less this year.

    Perhaps they are simply taking the total pool of tax cuts and when one averages the top 1% of taxpayers receiving millions of dollars and then us ordinarily taxpayers received a couple of hundred dollars each then one can arrive at this $2,216 average.

    I don't begrudge anyone a tax cut but there is no way that the Bush tax cuts have been anyway near as good a deal for the average Joe/Jane taxpayer compared to the mega-rich in these United States.
     
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    It should benefit them more. They pay the majority of the taxes. To do anything else would be to take from them to give it to you.
     
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    As I said I have no problem with anyone getting a tax cut.

    My point is that for anyone to claim that the ordinary Joe/Jane is getting a $2,216 tax cut in 2007 is a meaningless average for the ordinary Joe/Jane.
     

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