Uncategorized | 9:11 am | December 30, 2010 | By Nikita Lalwani

Profs counter tax cut expansion with website

Two Yale professors are doing what they can to counteract the expansion of Bush-era tax cuts.

Law School professor Daniel Markovits and political science professor Jacob Hacker, along with Cornell Law School professor Robert Hockett, started a website - giveitbackforjobs.org – that allows people to donate part or all of their tax cut to charity. Markovits told the Huffington Post Wednesday that extending tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans is “unconscionable.”

“Americans who have the means should collectively give back our Bush tax cuts by making donations to organizations that promote fairness, economic growth, and a vibrant middle class,” giveitbackforjobs.org says. “Such joint action, by all visitors to this site, will begin to replicate good government policy, outside the government and free from the grip of obstructionists within it.”

The website calculates people’s tax cuts based on a simulation model of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution Tax Policy Center.

Correction: December 30, 2010

An earlier version of this post misspelled the last name of Daniel Markovits.

Comments
  • RexMottram08

    Dangerous precedent you could be starting here…. what if people start to demand MORE of THEIR money back so they can donate to charities of their choice?!?! Horror!