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NEW YORK—When President Obama announced the stimulus package Wednesday that included billions of dollars in spending on job training, education, and infrastructure, he gave little indication that he intended to use the money to pay for a single package of tax breaks and tax credits that many analysts have said would be the most important component of any stimulus package.
The package, known as the Job Creation Act, will include $1.2 trillion in tax breaks for businesses and consumers, but many economists have said the tax breaks would be mostly targeted at helping the wealthy and wealthy families.
The first of these tax breaks, for individuals, will be worth about $1,400 for individuals and couples, and $2,000 for married couples.
Other tax breaks will help pay for job training and job-creation programs, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is aimed at helping low- and moderate-income Americans get more money to spend on food, clothing, and housing.
But the package also includes a wide range of other tax breaks aimed at boosting the economy, including a tax credit for businesses that have expanded in recent years, a tax deduction for business purchases of consumer goods and services, and a credit for new construction.
Many economists, including the Congressional Budget Office, have said that most of the tax benefits would benefit the wealthiest Americans.
“The stimulus package is a job-creating package that will create jobs,” Mr. Obama said in a statement.
“I have made clear that any tax cuts or other tax relief must be designed to create jobs, not just enrich a few.”
The package also included $1 trillion in stimulus spending that will pay for the tax credits, which will help low-income families buy goods and supplies.
Some analysts have suggested that the tax break for businesses might be particularly valuable, because the cost of those tax breaks tends to be passed along to consumers.
Some experts have said such a tax break might be worth $500 or $1 million for a family of four.
The White House has yet to provide a cost estimate for the stimulus packages tax breaks.
Some economists have argued that the stimulus tax credits will be the largest part of the package, because it includes a large number of tax credits for businesses.
“There’s no question that these tax credits and other tax provisions will add to the stimulus bill,” said David B. Smith, an economist at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
But some economists have warned that some of the provisions that would be most important to the tax-reform legislation would likely not be included in the stimulus, because of the large tax breaks in the bill.
“It’s not clear what’s going to be included,” said Jennifer Bond, an associate professor of economics at the University of Michigan.
“They may not be so targeted to the industries that are really hurting.”
The White the administration has proposed a new tax credit that will help people who work full-time but don’t earn enough to qualify for Social Security and Medicare benefits.
The tax credit would be worth up to $1 for each dollar earned, and individuals would be able to claim up to a $1 billion tax credit on their incomes above that.
The new credit would also apply to the value of property owned by people who earn up to 100 percent of the federal poverty line.
Some of the other tax cuts included in Wednesday’s package were aimed at increasing tax relief for businesses, while others were targeted at companies that expand, invest, or hire more workers.
Some businesses that expanded during the recession and are now creating jobs will benefit, such in education and healthcare, the administration said.
The stimulus package also calls for a $200 billion increase in spending to help states, which typically have less capacity for new investment.
The administration also announced a $2.2 billion stimulus package to help the elderly, the unemployed, and families with disabilities.
“These investments will make a big difference in the future for the American people,” Mr: Obama said.
“This is a great gift from Congress to the American middle class.”
The White House also released a list of the most popular items in the package: the stimulus package, the unemployment insurance program, the child tax credit, the Earnest Income Tax Deduction, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and the Supplemental Food Program.
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were scheduled to meet with the nation’s governors at a White House event Wednesday afternoon.
The stimulus was the largest stimulus package ever enacted in the United States.
It provides nearly $1-trillion in tax relief to businesses, homeowners, individuals, and households in exchange for $800 billion in tax cuts for households.
“The stimulus is about creating jobs,” said White House press secretary Eric Schultz.
“And the stimulus is a huge, big, huge help to millions of Americans.
We’re going to keep working on making sure that we make it bigger and bigger and get more and more of it out