|I think we have a difference in terminology. For you a tax cut is giving someone money. For me a tax cut is letting someone keep more of their money. The $100,000 you gave Bill Gates in your example is actually his money. You can't give someone money that is already theirs.|
The question that should be asked is whether it is better for the government to take Bill Gates $100,000 and decide what to do with it, or is it better for Bill Gates to decide what to do with it.
There are no simple answers to questions of this nature, but for your specific example one must recognize that Bill Gates has become a great philanthropist while the government has demonstrated great incompetence in a number of social and economic arenas.