There is an outstanding article over at TruthOut concerning the political gamesmanship behind the words “tax cut.”
It’s time to tell the truth about tax cuts. This phrase dominates political discourse and is coughed out every time a conservative public figure opens his mouth. It is treated like the basis of sound reasoning, yet no one points out what should be obvious – that “tax relief” and “tax cuts” are just code words for destroying the capacity of government to serve the public.
We’ve heard over and over again that the source of society’s problems is the government. The solution that follows is to “trim the fat,” “cut out the waste,” “shrink the government” and provide “relief” to millions of citizens who suffer the burden of exploitation by Washington elites. This story flies in the face of the facts, yet it makes sense to a significant portion of the US population. How can this be?