My opinion on this:
An e-mail I just sent to John Boehner (R), Speaker of the House of Representatives:
Please, I ask you to work for America. We need to get the budget under control, and that means raising funds. Please follow the President’s lead and close the tax loopholes on the very wealthy and those who own their own jets. I realize that paying taxes on a private jet, much as I have to pay taxes on my Toyota Yaris, can be a hardship, but it’s one that most average Americans bear with grace.
We have the lowest tax rate of any industrialized nation, and the lowest tax rate in America since the 1950s. We NEED the revenue that could be raised by closing tax loopholes on the wealthiest of our citizens.
I ask you, please work for America rather than for the Republican agenda. I’m asking the Democrats to end the partisan bickering as well. To be honest, both the Republicans and the Democrats are acting like self-important fools. Those of us who live in this fine country are counting on all of you to get your act together and do your jobs. Please, work together on this issue.