Oh and Senator Durbin, any proposal that would lower the taxes on the richest Americans, real or “fictional” (highest income rate to 23% from 35% now, and the corporate tax rate to 26% from 35%) while cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, raising the eligibility age to 69 for Soc. Sec. (and possibly Medicare also) and eliminating the mortgage exemption is not “a starting point” for discussion.
Oh and they would raise the Federal gasoline tax, a regressive tax that would affect the middle class and the poor far more than the rich. Well we know that won’t happen. Big Oil has our back on that one (insert laugh track here).