Even as US stock markets hit record highs and investors enjoy the fruits of a long bull run, there’s a less rosy sign coming from Wall Street. Stock indexes may be giving off a go-go green light, but bond markets are actually flashing a yellow warning. The most worrisome indicator is the flattening yield curve. What’s that, you ask? It’s a measure of hope and fear, a way to gauge what bond investors expect to find in the economic future.
If you think of America as a divided nation, with the coastal cities thriving and the vast middle struggling, it might be time to stop. The heartland has its own high-performing hubs of economic growth. In fact, since 1980, the counties with the biggest income gains lie mostly in the vast middle, including a spring of success across the South and another running up the central corridor, from Texas to the Dakotas. What’s behind the gains of interior America?
In Massachusetts, as around the country, the families poised to benefit most from the House Republicans’ tax plan are those with the highest incomes. Households making over $780,000 will get an average tax cut worth $75,000 in just the first year, according to the left-leaning Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy. Meanwhile, the average middle class tax cut is closer to $1,100, and struggling families would see cuts amounting a few hundred dollars.
@MeghnaWBUR 2. this won't happen.
The projections for 2025 are based on sound economic and reasonable political assumptions. Those for 2027 built on questionable idea that Rs and Rs would let this happen. Didn't with the Bush cuts.
Plus, I think Republicans might argue that politically this is a good thing.
If the expiration of tax cuts is painful for middle class families--as the 2027 numbers suggest--Dems will never let it happen. Eventually, they'll agree to make the tax changes permanent.
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