Yesterday one of the quotes of the day on my google home page:
Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.
This sums up nicely my main bitch about the Republican war on taxes. The disadvantages of wealth, even if they include a big tax bill, are NOTHING compared to the disadvantages of poverty. I think tax burdens should be kept as low as possible, but progressive taxation makes perfect sense, and the Right Wing sounds like a bunch of baby whiners when they bitch about it.