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The National Priorities Project, working in partnership with Citizens for Tax Justice, has unveiled a new website that presents a running tally of the cost of the Bush tax cuts for the richest five percent, who now receive almost half of the total tax cuts. The cost is also broken down for the richest one percent and the next richest 4 percent.

As the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (aka “Super Committee”) considers drastic cuts in public investments and services that working people depend on, the amount of revenue lost due to tax cuts for the rich cannot be ignored. As CTJ has said for years, we will never have the revenue necessary to invest in the American people until these tax cuts are allowed to expire.

See the website: www.costoftaxcuts.com