Do We Need New Taxes?

Policy Backgrounders | Taxes

No. 105
Thursday, September 06, 1990
by Stephen Moore

In budget summit negotiations, the President and Congress originally had agreed in principle to reduce the federal deficit by $50 billion next year and $500 billion over the next five years.  About half of the first year's reduction was to come from reduced spending and the other half from increased taxes.  Events in the Middle East and an apparent economic recession, however, have caused many to question the wisdom of any tax increase at this time.

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