I can vividly remember my conservative friends telling me that class warfare wouldn’t work for President Obama. Wrong, I told them. Class warfare would work, envy is a powerful force, most Americans would have no problem if taxes were to go up on the so-called rich. Why should they care, they would figure? “My taxes aren’t going up.”
I bring this up not to gloat, but to make the point that the Republicans can’t win this “fiscal cliff” battle. The president’s message is so simple that even your typical not-too-bright American who thinks the “rich” owe him something could grasp it: The rich have to pay their “fair share.” They can afford a tax hike. Your government needs their money, so the rich need to cough it up. Case closed.
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