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In one situation exxon is getting money taken from someone else, in the other they are keeping more of their own money. I know you won't understand.
In one case, exxon pays the government a certain amount & part of that is returned. In the other case, they just don't pay as much.
It has nothing to do with other people.
Tax cuts. Any tax cut that is not funded takes money from the people who did not get that tax cut.