5/9/03

Tax cuts and the false promise of Jobs

To the Editor:



Tennesseans are being bait-and-switched with the new federal tax cut, and should let their
senators
know it.



In 2001 a huge tax cut was passed, and jobs were the promised result. Since then we have lost 1.7
million jobs. This time, the same dubious promise is being made, but the cuts are even larger. While
our country is running a record deficit and we're paying nearly the whole cost of the reconstruction
of Iraq, Tennessee's senators are helping push tax cuts that would give the typical family a tax
break of only $217 next year while families with incomes above $1 million would get an average of
$93,500 each.



We voters know a scam when we see one. As we debate desperately how to pay for schools and basic
services, the federal government is AWOL, proceeding with tax cuts that will cost most of us
dearly.



To be published in Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN

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