When is a tax cut not a tax cut? When it's a tax hike.

"There is now 8,719 news articles that talk about an 'estate tax cut'. The estate tax is going from 0% this year to 35% next year. And that's being portrayed as a cut because it could have been 55%.

If I were to gain 35 pounds but I could have gained 55 pounds, can I count it as a 20 pount loss? NO! It's not a cut. It is not a cut. It's a hike in the estate tax; it's a hike by 35%."

- Stu Burguiere, 12/13/2010