Via Matt Yglesias comes this handy dandy chart showing the vast millions of regular Americans the tiny amount of the uber rich who whould pay a smidge more on their taxes in order to help fund health care reform that would bring America up to par with the modern world.
Yes, the Republican caterwauling you hear is about 1.3% of people. The funny thing is here in Maryland and DC that percentage is about twice what the national average is going to be... and both of those areas support the plan. This latest horse puckey reminds me of the estate tax nonsense where the right successfully snookered the rubes into getting OUTRAGED over a tax 99.9999% of them did not qualify for.
The Republican Party: Getting Regular People To Lose Their Minds To Defend Rich People.