Such is, literally, the wisdom of retiring Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), who (according to ThinkProgress) said:
I've never seen a tax cut put out a fire. I've never seen a tax cut build a bridge.
That is the equivalent of saying, "I've never seen an unbroken window create jobs, so let's break this one."
Frank either never read his Bastiat, or didn't understand what he read.