In fact, three of the top GOP candidates are proposing even bigger cuts than Romney did as the 2012 nominee:
@jimpagels it’s not misleading, it’s just emphasizing the outsized gains from large tax breaks that go to the wealthy— Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) February 12, 2016
A reader quotes from Derek’s new piece:
Conservatives counter that tax cuts might invigorate investment, spur entrepreneurship and hiring, and accelerate growth. This may be, but defenders of President George W. Bush said the same about his 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, and few recall the last 15 years for their magical growth rates. The truth is that nobody knows how an unprecedented budget upheaval would affect the rate of GDP growth in a complex global economy, because, well, it is hard to forecast something that is unprecedented.
We know exactly what will happen, just look at Kansas.