Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003

Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003

The Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (JGTRRA) of 2003 expedited the 2001 Bush tax cuts, making them apply retroactively to the 2003 tax year (originally they were meant to go into effect in 2006).  JGTRRA further reduced the capitol gains tax and altered the exemption amount for the Alternative Minimum Tax.

Cry Wolf Quotes

I hate to tell you, by Washington's definitions that [Melancon]'s using, virtually everybody in this audience is the wealthy.

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Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)

President Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi want to keep the current rates on income, capital gains and dividends in place only for those who happen to fit their description of ‘middle class.’ In this moment of economic distress, will they get their way even though a bipartisan majority of the House disagrees with them? Or will present tax rates be extended for all American taxpayers—and most importantly for small businesses and investors, the nation's job creators?

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House minority whip Eric Cantor (R-VA), Wall Street Journal.

Well let's get into the old class warfare again. Let's get the rich…The American people want us to stop spending and so let's just give 'em some certainty and let's extend the tax...existing tax cuts.

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John McCain, Fox News.

[The rich are] the people who've been hit hardest by this recession and who we need to create the jobs that will get us out of it.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Speech on the Senate floor.

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