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Have recent tax cuts helped the economy?

Asked at Lawrence Public Library on September 5, 2003

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“Actually, I think the tax cuts have hurt the economy because the economy is in worse shape now after Bush cut taxes than it was when Clinton was in office.”

“I would say yes, the tax cuts have helped the economy. I think they’re needed. Anything that helps the American people save a little bit more than in the past will help us.”

“No, I don’t think they have. School funding has been cut, social services have been cut, and I would rather they keep that money and put it toward schools and social services than give it back to me.”

“No, I don’t. Taxes, if used properly, help us. If not used properly, like right now in the war on Iraq, they don’t.”

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