Taxing Questions: Bush Tax Cuts And Beyond The tax cut packages enacted in 2001 and 2003 will soon expire. In a new series, NPR lays out the policy and politics behind the debate to extend them and looks at how taxes affect individuals, corporations and states.
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Taxing Questions: Bush Tax Cuts And Beyond

President Obama, shown here in 2008 in New Hampshire, vowed he wouldn't raise taxes for families earning less than $250,000. Keeping the campaign promise would add billions to the deficit every year. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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President Bush signs the 2003 tax cut package at the White House. With Bush are then-Commerce Secretary Donald Evans, Treasury Secretary John Snow, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Bill Frist, and House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Bill Thomas. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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