Tax increases will be real, cuts will be mostly budget gimmicks.
The use of imaginary numbers and various projections.
Only a portion of the GOP, found mostly in the House, really wants significant cuts. I have no faith in the GOP leadership.
Most Democrats want increased taxes and spending, not cuts (except to defense).
The president is a proven, blatant liar who cannot be trusted.
Politicians in general prefer short-term solutions that enable them to pretend to be solving problems, without addressing long-term issues.
The unintended consequences of any plan which will be completely ignored, as usual.