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Pawlenty’s High-End Tax Cuts Dwarf Even Those of President Bush

The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center has analyzed the new tax plan of Tim Pawlenty. Using its data, we contrast the Pawlenty plan with President Bush’s tax cuts.

Under both plans, the benefits flow more to those at the top. The difference is that they flow even more heavily to that group under the Pawlenty plan.


Specifically, in 2013 the Pawlenty plan would give people in the top one-tenth of 1 percent on the income scale (i.e., people with incomes above $2.7 million) an average annual tax cut of $1.8 million — which is more than four times what they got last year from the Bush tax cuts.

Note: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a non-partisan organization and takes no position on political candidates.

Chuck Marr
Vice President for Federal Tax Policy