CTJ and others have noted that the cost of the Bush tax cuts from 2001 through 2010 was about two and a half trillion dollars. The recent “compromise” that extended them for another two years, through the end of 2012, cost $571.5 billion. But this is only the beginning. If Congress makes permanent the Bush tax cuts or extends them for another decade, the cost will be $5.4 trillion.

Read the fact sheet.

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