when it is really an increase in the tax rate on income over 250K. It applies to everyone the same. If you earn over 250k (or 450 or whatever the threshold lands at) all income over that level is taxed at a higher rate. The end result is an increase in taxes on wealthier individuals, but the way it is being said, it sounds very unfair, like they are being treated differently. It sounds like we are saying "you over there, with the deep pockets, you should be paying more!" when really we are saying, "anyone with income over 250K needs to kick in a greater part of that income, thanks!".
If the republicans were proposing it, they would message it better. Ask yourselves, what would turd blossim call it?