I'm sick and tired of hearing about tax cuts being talked about in terms of the dollar value of taxes to be cut. Talking about the dollar value of taxes to be cut is like a football coach announcing that the team will be gaining 14 yards on the next play, instead of calling the play to be run.
It skips a step. A necessary step.
Tax cuts as dollar amounts, as discussed recently, are merely guesses at what will happen when tax rates are lowered.
To talk accurately about the tax cuts requires talking about the change in the rates and/or the shifts in tax policies (like the elimination of the "marriage tax penalty") that are being proposed.
And don't get me started on lumping together the "cuts" of the next ten years and reporting it as a single figure, like anyone has a clue what the economy will look over the next ten years. Even Alan Fucking Greenspan couldn't possibly see that far into our murky future.