A somber anniversary – Saturday, June 11, 2011 | 2:01 a.m. – Las Vegas Sun http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/jun/11/somber-anniversary/
When President George W. Bush took office in 2001, he was handed quite the gift. The nation had been running a budget surplus, and there was talk that the federal government could be debt free by 2009. But that wasn’t to be. Instead of using the money to pay down the deficit, Bush pushed for tax cuts, especially for the wealthy. A decade ago this past week, the first piece of the ignominious Bush tax cuts became law.