Rick Santorum's plan to slash taxes
January 18th, 2012
06:02 PM ET
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Rick Santorum's plan to slash taxes

New York (CNNMoney) - You can add Rick Santorum to the list of Republican presidential candidates with plans to cut taxes for most Americans, while possibly adding billions to the federal deficit.

Assuming the Bush tax cuts are extended, 69% of Americans would get a tax cut that averages nearly $7,800 under the Santorum plan, according to a new analysis from the Tax Policy Center, a think tank that has been examining each candidate's plan.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. @Tothiwim

    "Trickle down". Same old Big Lie.

    January 18, 2012 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I think we should increase revenue, pay down our national debt, and then, and only then, think about reducing taxes.

    January 18, 2012 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  3. mk1

    So typical of the wealthy leaning Republican party, the vast majority of people get an extremely small part of the the tax breaks while the wealthy and very wealthy get the vast majority of the tax breaks. Sounds really fair to me. They have to protect those who own them.

    January 18, 2012 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  4. Larry L

    The last time a Republican slashed taxes he almost destroyed our economy.

    January 18, 2012 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  5. Canuck

    Madness. When is the United States going to start paying its bills?

    January 18, 2012 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  6. CBR

    To slash taxes now would result in a very big financial mess for the government. These sweeping changes that everyone talks about are not accomplished very easily.

    January 18, 2012 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  7. FERNANDO

    Slash taxes = reduce the size of government = balance budget, This will encourage investment, reduce entitlement programs, have a competative format for employees but don't

    January 18, 2012 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  8. A Southern Lady

    The Republicans are a one-note organization – CUT TAXES....... What you don't hear Is:
    * Improve our schools
    * Rebuild the crumbling infrastructure
    * Stop giving money to other countries
    * Make the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes
    * AND THEIR FAvORITE -- LET'S BOMB SOMEBODY AND START ANOTHER WAR !!!
    OBAMA in 2012

    January 18, 2012 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  9. ps

    Wait, I thought Republicans were all concerned with the debt problem! Oh that's right only when Obama is in the White House.

    January 18, 2012 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  10. T'sah From Virginia

    ►Rick Santorum's plan to slash taxes◄
    He has to get in the White House first and right now – he LACKS-IT!!

    Obama 2012!!

    January 18, 2012 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |