On Up with Chris Hayes there was a solid liberal/progressive panel without one dissenting voice or one thinker with conflicting ideas. David Cay Johnston, Betsey Stevenson (?), Heather McGhee and Tom Perrielo. The conversation was mostly about taxes for the first hour, and that's all I watched. The panel promoted Obama's campaign on fairness regarding the Buffett Rule. Perrielo seemed to think that the Buffett Rule will solve most of society's problems. One guest said that it will bring the country together rather than divide the classes even more, because it will bring the rich into taking responsibility to pay their fair share of the taxes. The conversation was surreal as they said Obama is getting the rich to pay their taxes, while they all said the rich should pay their fair share several times a piece and shouldn't get by without paying taxes. Incredible. Anyone can Google this issue and get the numbers on what group of Americans pay taxes and how much.
This focus on raising taxes is amazing. It makes sense only in relation to class envy. Democrats believe that the public is very angry that rich people aren't paying even more than they are, which is already the lion's share of taxes. These poll questions are superficial, and you can get a majority of Americans to agree to the rich paying more for anything, hamburgers, haircuts, whatever. If, though, you ask whether the government is better at spending the country's wealth or the American people are better at spending their own wealth, you will get a different poll result. The Buffett Rule will bring in enough revenue to pay for a half a day of government spending. Government spending is so great that these gimmicky deals are silly and useless, and it shows that Obama is not a serious person. Obama is more worried about perception and political tricks than he is with the health of the US economy. It's a sad reality to consider the nation's economic situation and then place that into perspective regarding Obama's focus and waste of time on the political gimmick he calls the Buffett Rule.
Later Chris Hayes showed a clip where Romney had said a while back that women on welfare with children should also experience the dignity of work, when just recently he joined the GOP chorus elevating the work ethic of stay at home moms. Hayes stated this made him very angry. If only he would get as angry regarding Democrat hypocrisy and contradictions in principles.