12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

Past Event

What to Do about the Bush-Era Tax Cuts: A Live Web Chat with William Gale

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Online Only

Washington, DC

Just two months before the congressional elections, lawmakers have been debating whether to extend the expiring tax cuts passed in 2001 and 2003. Some argue that extending the cuts would contribute to the already worsening the federal budget deficit; others say that allowing them to expire would be risky—both politically and economically—especially given the country’s fragile economic recovery.

On Wednesday, September 29, William Gale participated in a live web chat to answer your questions about the expiring tax cuts, the politics behind the decision and the economic impact of possible outcomes. POLITICO senior editor David Mark  moderated the discussion.

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