The tax deal's impact on the economy

Leading forecasters estimate that the package will strengthen growth substantially in 2011 and reduce unemployment faster than if no law had passed, but it will be a slight drain on growth in 2012. Here are the estimates and analysis from one firm, Macroeconomic Advisers, on the impact of the legislation:

Leading forecasters estimate that the tax package will strengthen growth substantially in 2011 and reduce unemployment faster.

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