Issue Report ● Fiscal Responsibility
For Immediate Release: 
September 16, 2010

Republicans claim to care about our deficit, but just like President Bush and the previous Republican Congress, they clearly care much more about tax cuts for the wealthy.  As reported by the Washington Post, Republicans in Congress are introducing a $3.9 trillion tax plan that primarily benefits the wealthy.  As the article notes, “That's more than four times the projected deficit impact of President Obama's health-care overhaul and stimulus package combined.”  The image speaks for itself:

Source: CBO Cost Estimate of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, CBO Cost Estimate on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Washington Post