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Fiscal Cliff Deal: $1 In Spending Cuts For Every $41 In Tax Increases

Fiscal Cliff Deal: $1 In Spending Cuts For Every $41 In Tax Increases

by MATTHEW BOYLE
31 December 2012

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the last-minute fiscal cliff deal reached by congressional leaders and President Barack Obama cuts only $15 billion in spending while increasing tax revenues by $620 billion—a 41:1 ratio of tax increases to spending cuts.
When Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush increased taxes in return for spending cuts—cuts that never ultimately came—they did so at ratios of 1:3 and 1:2.

Read more: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/31/Fiscal-cl...



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that taxes will increase, but I don't believe there will be any spending cuts. I'll believe that when I read about it.

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