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Source 1 Title and Citation: Tax Cut for the Rich Should End | "Tax Cuts for the Rich Should End" by Chuck Marr and Gillian Brunet. Tax Reform. Noël, Merino, Ed. Opposing Viewpoints® Series. Greenhaven Press, 2011. Chuck Marr and Gillian Brunet, "High-Income Tax Cuts Should Expire on Schedule," Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, April 1, 2010. www.cbpp.org. Reproduced by permission |

1 | Identify the principal issue presented by the source. | The government wants to end the tax cut for rich people and small business owners. | 2 | Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. | There are no examples of bias presented by the author. The premises support the conclusion. There is accurate information provided to show why the tax break should end. | 3 | Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exist, explain how you determined this. | There are no areas of vague or ambiguous. The author provides accurate information that shows that the high income tax break should end. By allowing the rich families to be allowed a tax break is only making the economy worst. Rich families have the funding to pay taxes and should be not receiving a tax break. | 4 | Do you find the source credible? Explain your reasoning. | I do find this source credible because there is accurate information provided. That could be used to show the benefit of the economy changing by letting the tax break to end. | 5 | Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. | There are no rhetorical devices used by the author. The authors provide premises that support the conclusion. There is accurate information provided to support why ending the tax break would…...

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