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WASHINGTON — A new analysis of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s tax plan concluded that it would add trillions to the federal deficient while providing huge tax cuts to the nation’s wealthiest earners.

The analysis issued Tuesday by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found Cruz’s plan would cost $8.6 trillion over in the first 10 years, not including interest on the national debt.

Center director Len Burman said about two-thirds of all federal discretionary spending would have to be cut to balance the budget if Cruz’s tax plan were enacted. Not even eliminating every dollar spent on national defense, the biggest pool of money in the federal budget, would be enough, he said.

“In Senator Cruz’s defense, I have no doubt he really wants to slash spending,” Burman said. “But these are really big tax cuts ... that would require really big spending cuts to Social Security, Medicare, defense and all the other big things we spend money on.”

The scale of the cuts that would be required to balance Cruz’s budget would likely be political unpalatable to members Congress of both parties, he added.

Meanwhile, under Cruz’s plan, the top 0.1 percent of income earners would see their tax burden reduced 23 percent. Middle-income households would receive an average 2.4 percent tax cut, while the lowest earners would actually see their payments increase by about 1 percent, according to the analysis.

The Tax Policy Center is a joint project of the centrist Brookings Institute and left-leaning Urban Institute.
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Default Re: Analysis: Cruz tax plan would benefit rich, explode deficit

why am I not surprised...

I am not going to waste my time reading any of their plans. I hear their speeches and except for Kasich it's gung ho war and lower taxes for the rich which means the corps will have more power and take more from the middle class and the poor.
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