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Addendum: Decision Time

The Fiscal Effects of Extending the 2001 and 2003 Tax Cuts

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In May 2010, the Pew Fiscal Analysis Initiative released "Decision Time: The Fiscal Effects of Extending the 2001 and 2003 Tax Cuts", which examined four options for extending the tax cuts Since then, another option has attracted attention: extending the tax cuts for only two years to individuals making less than $200,000 and  married couples earning less than $250,000  Pew's analysis of the latest proposal finds that it would cost $387 billion, including interest costs, over the next decade In contrast, a permanent extension of these tax cuts for the “middle class” (as defined in the President's fiscal 2011 budget) would cost $22 trillion over the next decade, while extending the cuts for everybody would cost $33 trillion over the same period

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