Should we raise taxes on the rich to cut into the deficit?
Republicans say no, that will kill job creation and bring in less money that proponents think.
Democrats say yes, and here's a plan to raise taxes on those earning over a million dollars a year.
How do we answer the question? An experiment.
All Democrats making over a $1 million a year should use the new brackets. Now.
Republicans say behavior would change to reduce the tax burden.
Prove them wrong.
How do we know which people should pay the Democratic rates? People who publicly supported President Obama in 2008, obviously. And Stephen King. Put your money where your mouth is.
Isn't it unfair? If it works, then a major Republican talking point is lost. Passing higher tax rates on the rich will be easier with the real-world data collected.
Besides, you should do what's right no matter how much it hurts.
Republicans are waiting for you to show you're serious about the federal budget.