Slate deconstructs the Bush tax cuts
And the conclusions the e-mag reaches (note, Slate is hardly non-partisan) are fairly damning.
* Between 2001 and 2011, the top 1% of earners received 38% of the benefit of the cuts.
* The US experienced the slowest rate of job and GDP growth since WWII.
* Median real wages (the best measure of average earnings) actually declined and inequality continued to skyrocket.
* The Bush tax cuts added $2.6T to the national debt, about 1/2 the debt increase over the past decade.