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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bartlett: 50 Years After the House Vote for the JFK Tax Cut

JFKNew York Times:  50 Years After the House Vote for the Kennedy Tax Cut, by Bruce Bartlett:

On Sept. 25, 1963, the tax cut proposed by President John F. Kennedy took its first major step toward enactment when the House of Representatives voted in favor of it. Its comfortable victory, however, does not mean the tax cut was a slam dunk. On the contrary, it was an uphill struggle that required considerable work by the White House to gain passage. In this post and a subsequent one, I’ll look at how Kennedy prevailed.

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