This is My latest column, presently up on RenewAmerica.
Republican lawmakers spend a significant amount of time talking about the right of affluent citizens to retain the money that they earn. Similarly, Democrats spend a lot of time going on about the idea that no one should be allowed to get too far ahead, regardless of how hard they work.
For example, in a recent speech, President Obama repeated a common cliché. “Warren Buffett's secretary shouldn't pay a higher tax rate than Warren Buffett.