For reasons which I cannot understand, the President decided to make his case for his bill by leading with who was going to pay for it, notwithstanding we have no idea how the first job will be created by the jillions of dollars of new taxes he is proposing.
You want people who make millions of dollars a year to pay more in taxes? Ok. I don’t have an answer to that.
But somehow, in the translation, anyone with a family income north of about $250,000 (husband and wife each making a little over $10 k per month) becomes the equal of Warren Buffett’s income and needs to be penalized for the family’s success.
Hello? Here’s what I would have done, had I owned the world:
I would have made the Republicans and the Democrats in the House and Senate sit in the House Chamber (the Senate isn’t big enough) and I would have had House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid put before the joint session one idea to create jobs after another.