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Populist Obama Defends Shared Sacrifice in Deficit Speech

Change the words and keep the message

Here’s a poll idea. How many American citizens believe that any American citizen with average earnings of $20,000 per week should pay more in taxes? I think this is a better way of asking if millionaires should pay more in taxes. This “millionaire” word is getting very old and has lost its meaning. The president said it is “math,” so let’s start framing the issue in terms of math. Let the rest of us citizens start paying attention to what our own weekly pay stub is, after learning what a millionaire really earns every week compared to us. This could very well be the key!

Richard Fishman

Maui, HI

Sep 20 2011 - 3:51pm