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  • Bush Exaggerates Tax Cuts

    The President can’t keep his figures straight. And most people are getting less than he implies.

    Summary

    President Bush stumbled Feb. 19, saying the average tax cut is $1,089. The White House corrected that figure to $1,586. But the fact is that most Americans won't see anywhere near either of those amounts.

    As we've said before when disputing equally misleading lowball figures given by Howard Dean, half of all individuals and families will get less than $470, and half will get more. The “average” is misleading because it is inflated by very large cuts given to a relative few at the top.

    Now that the general election campaign is nearing, President Bush has resumed a sales pitch for the tax cuts he's signed. But he persists in making some misleading claims.


    ANALYSIS FROM FACTCHECK.ORG


    Mr. G
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