All is never fair when it comes to the games played in Washington and the new tax bill is no exception to that rule. There most definitely are some people on the losing end of the new tax bill. In fact, those on the losing end of the tax bill are plentiful. Letâ€™s examine further who the tax bill hurts the most.
The one thing that we all know right now is that it is hard to get a job in current economy. The new tax bill guarantees unemployed workers in every state 99 weeks of unemployment benefits. While this may seem like welcome news, it hardly is considering the fact that long-term unemployment is at an all time high. In fact, right now about 10 percent of the people who are unemployed have been out of work and seeking employment for close to two years.
Another loser of the new tax bill, our national deficit. Extending the tax cuts only serves to increase our countries growing national deficit. President Obama has also taken a lashing from the new tax bill. The new tax bill has led many to view the President as weak for not sticking to his campaign promises regarding tax cuts for the wealthy. In addition to this, the democratic left now also appears as weak in the eyes of many for the same reasons.
Just who the really loses out when it comes to the new tax bill truly is a matter of opinion. One could argue the opposite of many of these points, but one things for sure the extension of the Bush tax cuts and the new tax bill have got everyone talking. Whether or not the tax cuts are a detriment to our economy, our president, our deficit or the masses of unemployed; only time will tell.