Why do politicians ask how you are going to "pay" for a tax cut?
I can understand asking how the government intends to "pay" for a service it plans on offering but how do you "pay" for a tax cut? The entire idea of "paying" for a tax cut just sounds wrong. It sounds as if the money already belongs to the government and that by cutting a tax the government is somehow giving away money that does not belong to it in the first place.
I'm no economist but shouldn't the correct question to ask not be "how will you pay for those tax cuts" but, "how will you pay for those programs?"