Boston Herald article "Hidden Costs to Tax Cut" (October 23rd, 2010) talks about the benefits of a tax cut as if it would be a direct transfer from government coffers to consumers. However, they would potentially gain much more.
Each voter must decide if that 3 cents per dollar savings is worth more to them than what they would lose in cuts to public safety, schools, roads, senior programs, health care, libraries, housing.Because taxes create deadweight loss, for every three cents transferred from government is more transferred to them. Indeed, it could be much more. This is depicted in a competitive constant marginal cost case graphically below (click to enlarge). However, it could be extended to a monopolistically competitive case--this would make Corrections point even more strongly, as tax incidence may sum to more than 100% for monopolies, as they transfer the loss of the tax to the consumer inefficiently, so to speak.