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Published: Friday, Dec. 2 2011 3:20 a.m. MST

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

"According to the Pew Economic Policy Group, an extension of all of the Bush tax cuts will cost $3.1 trillion over ten years, once the costs of servicing the debt are factored in."

Result?

*'Study: Rich get a lot richer, outpace middle class' - By Andrew Taylor - AP - 10/26/11

'The study comes from the Congressional Budget Office and is based on IRS and Census Bureau data.
It finds that after-tax income for the top 1 percent of U.S. households almost tripled, up 275 percent, from 1979 to 2007. For people in the middle of the economic scale, after-tax income grew by just 40 percent.'

Poor:

*'Poorest poor in US hits new record: 1 in 15 people' - By Laura Wides-munoz - AP - Published by the DSNews - 11/03/11

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