The Tax-Cut Proposal

American VoicesPolitics ISSUE 37•06 Feb 21, 2001

In his first major initiative as president, George W. Bush is lobbying hard for a controversial $1.6 trillion tax cut. What do you think?

  • “Finally, the burden of raising a family on a meager factory-job salary will be lifted slightly. What? It won't? Damn.”

    Sunil Bardeekian –
    Forklift Operator

  • “Is this one of those things that sounds great but only benefits the rich? Or is it one of those genuinely great, fairytale things that never really happens?”

    Hillary Green –
    Art Historian

  • “I'm not sure what to make of all this. Can I get back to you after tonight's O'Reilly Factor?”

    Jill Yablonsky –
    Homemaker

  • “A 10-year, $1.6 trillion cut to revive a softening economy and rein in spending impulses in Congress? Four words: Party at my place!

    Frank Muncie –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Income tax? Geez, I thought that highway toll I paid when we went to Taste Of Chicago last year took care of everything.”

    Bill Bohnert –
    Custodian

  • “This would be a tremendous boon to me and my fellow corporate titans if any of us actually paid taxes.”

    Tom Wilhoyte –
    CEO

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