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How Tax Policies Places a Burden on the Middle Class

Philadelphia Inquirer investigative reporters Donald Barlett and James Steele. The two talk with Terry Gross about why campaign promises related to taxes should be carefully scrutinized. They say if you want to know how a 15 percent tax cut would help you, you need to look at how it would impact all of the taxes you pay. They say that often the highest tax rates are found at the state or local level.

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Other segments from the episode on October 3, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 3, 1996: Interview with Catherine Denevue; Interview with Donald Barlett and James Steele; Review of the television shows "The X-Files" and "Millennium."

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