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Pawlenty’s tax cuts vs. Bush’s tax cuts in one graph

By Ezra Klein,

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities ran the numbers on Tim Pawlenty’s tax plan. Bottom line? Pawlenty makes Bush look like Robin Hood:

“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.”

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