Sure, for humor, I turn to listen to Jon Stewart and Colbert. But, really, if you want the funniest laughs you have to mix in Republican leadership talking points. Seriously.
Ah, yes, the "class warfare" inherent in Harry Reid's proposal to apply a 5 percent surtax on millionaires. Except it isn't so--not surprisingly--as the Citizens For Tax Justice points out:
Only one-fifth of one percent of U.S. taxpayers would pay the surcharge proposed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to offset the costs of President Obama’s jobs bill.[emphasis added]
Um...to quote the president, it's just math to understand that one-fifth of one percent is not the "middle class"...it's not the middle of anything, except perhaps if you belong to a billionaire's country club.
As for this being a wide-spread surcharge that will hurt a lot of people across the nation, you would be hard-pressed to run into any of these people:
Only in one state, Connecticut, would the share of taxpayers paying the surcharge exceed one percent.