All That Glitters Isn't Gold


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This week the Community Action Project blasted the decision by Oklahoma policy makers to use a temporary surge in revenue to justify permanent, unfair tax cuts. CAP says that when voting on the tax cut proposals, legislators did so "knowing only the short-term fiscal impact and without the information that could allow them to evaluate the long-term fiscal sustainability of their choices." The question before legislators now is whether or not to repeal the tax cuts that were scheduled to take place in 2008. Last fall, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities published a study which takes a closer look at specific states that enacted tax cuts in 2006 and highlights the potential damages from "tax cuts on layaway."

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