Argument: Advocates of extending Bush tax cuts created deficit

Issue Report: Expiring Bush tax cuts for the wealthy in 2010


“Our view on balancing the budget: To help control the deficit, let the Bush tax cuts expire.” USA Today Editorial. July 21, 2010: “Republicans, for their part, are not satisfied with extending most of the tax cuts. They want to extend them all. Never mind that these are the very people who turned a budget surplus into a $5 trillion mountain of debt during the Bush presidency and whohave been making the most noise about the deficit recently.”