Tax Cuts: Which are Most Effective for Improving the Economy During a Recession or Depression?

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Tax Cuts: Which are Most Effective for Improving the Economy During a Recession or Depression?
What is the extent to which tax cuts can improve the economy during times of recession or even depression? Which tax cuts are most effective? Former US Congressman Jack Kemp argued that Ronald Reagan’s across the board tax cuts in 1981-82 cut down unemployment and got the US economy moving again. However, Mr. Kemp’s assertion lacked detail and never explicitly connected specific cuts with specific boosts in economic performance. Mr. Kemp the reader that tax cuts work, but fails to state which ones work and to what extent. 
Regardless, some noted economists believed that the Bush tax cuts at the start of this decade did boost consumer spending,...
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.....re people employed and more businesses solvent during tough times. 
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