Andrew Sullivan gives a "Malkin Award" to Rush Limbaugh for this gem: "There is a revenue stream called tax cuts."
This goes back to what I was saying yesterday: if Republicans really believe what they say, then of course they can perfectly reconcile in their own minds a policy of insisting on tax cuts and deficit reductions. They can insist on numbers that just don't add up to people who are enslaved to the tyranny of, well, math.
Note by the way that the idea that certain tax cuts, in certain circumstances, can in fact be good for long-term fiscal health. Indeed, many Democrats are currently arguing that running large(r) deficits now, either through tax cuts or additional spending, is good for long-term fiscal health. Both of those positions may or may not be true, but they're very reasonable. The key point however, is that the parties are simply not anywhere close to equivalent on this: Republicans increasingly believe, or at least claim, that all tax increases of any kind and in any context are always so bad for the economy that they will result in less revenue; all tax cuts, of any kind and in any context, will cause the economy to boom. Those types of claims are simply economic nonsense. And, in my view, it's always a good idea to call people out on peddling nonsense, no matter how many people believe it.
So: nice catch!