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

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.

[Obama tax proposal is] a bullet in the head for an awful lot of people that are going to be laid off and an awful lot of people who are hoping to get their jobs back.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce economist Martin Regalia, The Hill.

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 Obama Tax Plan Would Eliminate Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs Each Year….In other words, for Americans who are unemployed now, their prospects of employment would worsen under the Obama tax plan.

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The Heritage Foundation's study “Obama Tax Hikes: The Economic and Fiscal Effects".

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