Tax Relief? Pay Down The Debt Instead!

Dear US Taxpayer:

The Bush administration has succeeded in creating a tax refund, called an "Immediate Tax Relief". Many people will receive checks between July 23 and September 24, 2001. Since the US still has a large debt, we believe that:

It is fiscally irresponsible to return funds from the US Treasury before the debt is paid off.
Since we don't know exactly what the future income of the US government will be, spending the money now risks deepening the debt at a moment when we could be eliminating it. Paying off the debt now would also allow a permanent tax reduction in the future.

If you need the money, perhaps you could use it to pay down your own debts. If you don't need the money, please join us in refusing to accept the tax refund by directing the money toward paying down the debt.

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origin: 2001 July 31
updated: version = 1.16 of taxrelief.html 2008 Jan 30