‘Immediate Tax Relief’ is neither immediate nor relief for working poor

Commentary | September 13, 2001 | By John Burbank | Tacoma News Tribune

Last week I got my "Notice of Status and Amount of Immediate Tax Relief" from the IRS. My tax check was on its way - $600! I read through the notice carefully. It said that this tax cut provides long-term tax relief for all Americans who pay income taxes. Note that it does not claim to provide tax relief to all Americans who work. But it does provide tax relief to nonworking Americans - those who are wealthy and don't have to work.

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