BoA warns end of Bush tax cuts to cause slump

first_img Share BoA warns end of Bush tax cuts to cause slump by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading Blvd KCS-content THE US economy would see a two per cent annualised hit to household income, or roughly 1.3 per cent of GDP, if the Bush tax cuts were allowed to expire as scheduled at the end of this year, according to a note published by Bank of America Merrill Lynch chief North American economist Ethan Harris yesterday. That hit could trigger a double-dip recession, he said. Democrats and Republicans are fighting over the provision, with the Obama administration wanting to permanently extend lower rates and permanently raise the two upper rates, while Republicans want the tax cuts extended. “We don’t find either view compelling,” Harris said. “The longer this game of chicken goes on, the bigger the risk of an economic accident.”Harris says there’s a 55 per cent probability of a compromise after the mid-term election and a 35 per cent chance of gridlock without any compromise.Bank of America said Congress was failing to heed the lessons of Japan, which raised consumption taxes in 1997 before recovery was strong enough. It suggests that it was because of this tax that Japan ended up in deflation. whatsapp Monday 23 August 2010 7:43 pmcenter_img Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comlast_img read more