A criticism often leveled at the Republicans in particular and conservatives in general is that they believe in "trickle down economics". The general idea being that the GOP supports cutting taxes for the wealthy mainly and hoping the benefits they received will "trickle down" to the people below them as the wealthy spend money and/or invest in new job creating opportunities. It seems to be widely denigrated because to many it seems unfair. Why should a few wealthy people get to pay less in taxes while the rank in file only get benefits second hand? But isn't this the way it should be? If some middle class person gets a $1,000 tax cut, are they really likely to invest it in some new technology or in starting a new business? I would say that chances are they'll use the money to retire some debt or by some creature comforts. On the other hand, a wealthy person who gets a $500,000 tax break I woiuld say is far, far more likely to actually put the increased money to good use.