CAGW Releases Tax Cut Survey

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Citizens Against Government Waste

    WASHINGTON, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens Against Government Waste
 (CAGW), the nation's largest taxpayer advocacy group, today announced that 84
 percent of its members strongly endorse President George W. Bush's $1.6
 trillion tax cut, according to a recent survey.
     "The overwhelming support for the president's tax package demonstrates
 that CAGW's one million members and supporters believe it is the right
 prescription to renew economic growth and prevent Washington from squandering
 the budget surplus," CAGW President Thomas A. Schatz said.
     The survey results also showed that 89 percent of CAGW members favor
 repealing the marriage penalty tax; 83 percent favor repealing the death tax;
 and 86 percent believe that if surplus dollars are left in Washington they
 will be spent on wasteful government programs.  In addition, 84 percent of
 CAGW members said they believe the tax cut would spur economic growth and job
 creation.
     Other results revealed that 72 percent preferred across-the-board tax cuts
 to targeted tax cuts, and 75 percent agreed that the marginal tax cuts of the
 1980s helped generate the economic expansion of the last two decades.
     "CAGW members are overwhelmingly supportive of across-the-board tax rate
 cuts of a significant size," Schatz added.  "They know that money left in
 Washington will be wasted and they, like all taxpayers, deserve to get some of
 it back.  The survey shows that CAGW members also understand the unfair impact
 of the marriage penalty and estate tax and want an end to these onerous
 burdens on their lives."
 
     CAGW is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with over a million members
 and supporters, dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse in
 government.
 
 

SOURCE Citizens Against Government Waste
    WASHINGTON, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens Against Government Waste
 (CAGW), the nation's largest taxpayer advocacy group, today announced that 84
 percent of its members strongly endorse President George W. Bush's $1.6
 trillion tax cut, according to a recent survey.
     "The overwhelming support for the president's tax package demonstrates
 that CAGW's one million members and supporters believe it is the right
 prescription to renew economic growth and prevent Washington from squandering
 the budget surplus," CAGW President Thomas A. Schatz said.
     The survey results also showed that 89 percent of CAGW members favor
 repealing the marriage penalty tax; 83 percent favor repealing the death tax;
 and 86 percent believe that if surplus dollars are left in Washington they
 will be spent on wasteful government programs.  In addition, 84 percent of
 CAGW members said they believe the tax cut would spur economic growth and job
 creation.
     Other results revealed that 72 percent preferred across-the-board tax cuts
 to targeted tax cuts, and 75 percent agreed that the marginal tax cuts of the
 1980s helped generate the economic expansion of the last two decades.
     "CAGW members are overwhelmingly supportive of across-the-board tax rate
 cuts of a significant size," Schatz added.  "They know that money left in
 Washington will be wasted and they, like all taxpayers, deserve to get some of
 it back.  The survey shows that CAGW members also understand the unfair impact
 of the marriage penalty and estate tax and want an end to these onerous
 burdens on their lives."
 
     CAGW is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with over a million members
 and supporters, dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse in
 government.
 
 SOURCE  Citizens Against Government Waste