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New Bush Economic Team to Focus on Major Tax Cut

The departure of Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and key adviser Lawrence Lindsey creates impetus for President Bush's new economic team to focus on a tax cut in a bid to stimulate growth. Hear NPR's John Ydstie, the Urban Institute's Robert Reischauer and Cato Institute's Stephen Moore.

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John Ydstie has covered the economy, Wall Street, and the Federal Reserve at NPR for nearly three decades. Over the years, NPR has also employed Ydstie's reporting skills to cover major stories like the aftermath of Sept. 11, Hurricane Katrina, the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. He was a lead reporter in NPR's coverage of the global financial crisis and the Great Recession, as well as the network's coverage of President Trump's economic policies. Ydstie has also been a guest host on the NPR news programs Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Ydstie stepped back from full-time reporting in late 2018, but plans to continue to contribute to NPR through part-time assignments and work on special projects.