Democrats often talk about hiking taxes on the rich so they pay their “fair share“. So what about the 47% who currently don’t pay any federal taxes? Is their fair share zero?
UPDATE: Does this mean Obama plans to ask the 47% to do their part. From his fund-raiser last week in Harlem:
And if we are going to do all that without leaving a mountain of debt for our kids, while still maintaining the strongest military on Earth, while still making sure that Social Security and Medicare are there for future generations, that our seniors are protected —then all of us have to do our part. (Applause.)
And that should not be a Democratic idea or a Republican idea. It’s about responsibility. It’s about taking responsibility for the country.
Emphasis added. He did say, “all of us”, but it sure seems he meant what the Occupiers call “the 1%.”