Beyond The Beltway: D.C. Tax Follies? An Ohio Town Shrugs

Washington is all agog over the idea of tax cuts, but working families in Chillicothe, Ohio--prime targets of the Democratic and Republican propaganda offensives--aren't tuning in. They're too busy coping with the economic slowdown to pay much attention to the politicians. And though people in Chillicothe would welcome a tax cut, even if its benefits tilt to the wealthy--and agree with George W. Bush that it could help nudge the economy back on track--they don't expect his plan to have much effect on their paychecks.

Chillicothe's fortunes typically mirror those of the rest of the country. When a busload of TIME...

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