I'm beginning to like this new and improved Barack Obama. If he sticks to his guns on his proposed "Buffett Rule" (a big if, I know), regardless of whether it passes in the short run, he will have burnished his credentials as a progressive voice and placed himself in good position for the economic debate that's sure to be on the table in the upcoming 2012 election.
“Middle class families shouldn’t pay higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires,” the president declared. “That’s pretty straightforward. It’s hard to argue against that. Warren Buffett’s secretary shouldn’t pay a higher tax rate than Warren Buffett. There’s no justification for it.”
"This isn't class warfare; it's math."