From the INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES:
A key difference between the economic agendas of President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney hinges on whether tax cuts should be granted to the wealthiest Americans. Obama and the Democrats are calling for higher taxes on the wealthy to reduce the deficit and fund spending, while Romney and the GOP are advocating lower marginal tax rates for upper-income groups, saying they fuel investment and job creation.
A new study from the Congressional Research Service – a non-partisan government group that provides analysis to Congress – will likely fuel the already bitter political fight.
The report concludes that tax cuts for the rich don’t seem to be associated with economic growth and instead are linked to a different outcome: greater income inequality in the U.S…
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