Ten Trillion & Counting
By Sky Gervais
How Bush Caused Debt with Tax Cuts
- Cutting taxes, was just the first step that sent the U.S spiraling into a sea of debt. This made it impossible for the government to afford big programs like medicare, forcing the U.S to borrow even more money then it already had. The first source I chose was an article from the center on budget and policy priorities. This article was chosen simply because of its reliability, and its overwhelming amount of good information on my first concept. This source also relates to the following concepts I will discuss later in this presentation. It helped contribute to a little bit of everything on here. My second source was Wikipedia over the Economic policy of the George W. Bush administration. I liked this source because it gave facts the video did not cover, such as Richard Gephardt House Minority Leader’s statement on the tax cuts. This statement simply stated how the middle class won’t benefit enough and the wealthy will unfairly reap great benefits from these tax cuts.
Why the new Healthcare proposition will be costly.
How the War on Terror caused the US to spiral into Debt
"Economic Downturn and Legacy of Bush Policies Continue to Drive Large Deficits." Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Accessed May 06, 2016. http://www.cbpp.org/research/economic-downturn-and-legacy-of-bush-policies-continue-to-drive-large-deficits.
"FRONTLINE." PBS. Accessed May 06, 2016. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/tentrillion/.
"Health Policy Expert Helen Halpin Decries Bush's Medicare Proposal." Health Policy Expert Helen Halpin Decries Bush's Medicare Proposal. Accessed May 06, 2016. http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2003/03/07_medicare.shtml.
"The Health Care Crisis and What to Do About It." The New York Review of Books. Accessed May 06, 2016. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2006/03/23/the-health-care-crisis-and-what-to-do-about-it/.
"The Cost of War, Unnoticed." Washington Post. 2007. Accessed May 06, 2016. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/07/AR2007050701582.html.