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tamhas: The Bush tax cuts were supposed to stimulate the economy so much that the reduced rate of taxation would still produce more money and, instead, the economy tanked and those cuts are a major contributor to the current shortfall. This is simple fact ... unlike a Duma fact.

The Bush tax cuts were expected to stimulate the economy -- AND THEY DID for multiple years. This is a simple fact. Economic downturn in 2008 was NOT a consequence of the Bush tax cuts as you imply, a simple fact. Had higher tax rates been in effect at onset of the economic downturn, the revenue shortfall would have been larger than it is. There is no foundation whatsoever for you to claim the Bush tax cuts are a major contributor to "the current shortfall."
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