Because the tax code is "progressive" isn't that the only real way you can cut those same taxes...progressively? PR has everything to do with it. As it stands now 48% of wage earners don't pay income taxes. Once that number hits 51% (a goal of the left, it seems) you have a voting populus that can and will tell the paying populus what to do. It's important that we don't divide the country up into the people who pay the bills and the people who tell them what to do. Everybody needs to pay their share or this democratic system we have will collapse in on itself. I think it was Ben Franklin who noted that a society cannot survive long after it discovers that it can vote itself money from the general treasury. That aside, did most of America really know that there were tax cuts for everybody in Bush's tax cuts? Really? No. It was only and exclusively labeled "Bush's tax cuts for the rich."