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Taxes, Part One
Aired 6/26/2003

Arguing about taxes is as old as the hills. And in today’s struggling economy, taxes are the root issue of American politics. President George W. Bush has made cutting taxes the core of his domestic agenda since his first day on the job. His critics, mostly Democrats, don’t like tax cuts, at least not Bush’s version. A battle royal has ensued. Will tax cuts help the economy? Who should get them and how much? Can anyone make sense of it all?
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  R. Glenn Hubbard
    Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia University
  Martin Baily
    Senior Fellow at the Institute for International Economics

Originally Aired: 6/26/2003

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