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  •  A very erudite diary, which, however, misses (1+ / 0-)
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    Alice Olson

    the main point of the phrase:

    The rich need to pay their fair share.
    The main point, of course, is, how Obama managed to firmly implant the idea of a tax increase specifically for rich people  in the public mind. IMHO his success in doing so is very much due to hitting on this phrase.

    You should sometimes stop and consider how it was that the Dems play offense now on areas, where they traditionally got clobbered with. One of these areas is taxes. The Republicans up to now have always been able to hide rich people tax breaks in poor people tax breaks. Now that shield has broken. As I said, no small part of that was making the phrase

    The rich need to pay their fair share.
    ubiquitous in the public discourse.

    He who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.

    by Sophie Amrain on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:59:29 AM PST

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