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Women Can’t Afford More Tax Cuts for the Rich

What do tax breaks for millionaires really cost?

Sources

Average tax break for millionaires in 2013 from the Bush-era tax breaks, $160,000: National Economic Council.

Average cost per child of Head Start and Early Head Start, $8,210 in 2013: Adjusted for inflation from $7,600 in FY 2009, HHS, Office of Head Start. 

Average cost of child care assistance, $5,945 in 2013: Adjusted for inflation from $5,592 in FY 2010; NWLC calculations based on HHS, Office of Child Care, combined federal and state expenditure data ($9,473,168,858 in FY 2010), and participant data (1,694,200 children served on average each month).

Average new award of Pell Grants, $3,919 in 2013: Adjusted for inflation from $3,800 in FY 2011, Dep’t. of Education.

Average support for home-delivered meals, $582 for one meal per day for a year in 2012: Adjusted for inflation from $548 for one meal per day for a year in FY 2010; NWLC calculations based on Administration on Aging, Nutrition Services home-delivered meals federal expenditure data ($217,676,000 in FY 2010) and meal data (145,454,444 in FY 2010).

Average cost of Title X Family Planning Services per person, $263 in 2013: Adjusted for inflation from $248 in 2010, HHS, Health Resources and Services Administration.

Inflation was determined using the calendar year Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) data from the Congressional Budget Office, The Budget and Economic Outlook Publications.

Figures are rounded to nearest whole number of persons.

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