Although expensive, there's virtual unanimity that extending most of the Bush tax cuts through 2013 for everyone (yes, everyone) will help individuals, families, job growth and the economy ("Political tactics, not leadership," July 11). The squabbles in Washington are about political spin and special interests, the squabbles outside Washington have more to do with misunderstanding and misinformation.
While there's legitimate debate over the amount, duration and allocation of any tax break, President
If everyone agrees it's a good thing, why isn't it being implemented? Based on the multiplier effect of putting dollars in the hands of the lower 90 percent, the benefit to the economy and society is much greater than putting the same dollars in the hands of the top 10 percent, meaning the biggest bang for the taxpayers' buck comes from the bottom up, not the top down. In opposition to this reality, Congressional