Dems Represent 57% Making $200K
I’m reasonably sure this is going to change dramatically after ObamaCare passes, but let’s enjoy the class-warrior irony while it lasts.
Megan McArdle peers into her crystal ball and sees … a cloudy future:
I think it is more likely is that this thing passes, and fails spectacularly. There are too many moving parts, and if any of them breaks, the whole thing rapidly starts to spin out of control and eat a gigantic hole in the deficit. If it does break, I think that Democrats keep control of Congress just long enough to explain why they keep having to enact whopping new tax increases every few years. Republicans don’t need to improve their message. They just have to wait for Democrats to recover their reputation as tax and spend politicians who woefully underpredict the cost of everything they propose.
It’s pathetic that the GOP’s losing successful entrepreneurs to the left, needless to say, but presumably next year’s reorientation will straighten them out. Meanwhile, in the eternal swing state, Specter’s re-election numbers are “near fatal” according to one pollster, although I suspect that has more to do with his weaseliness than his fondness for government expansion. Rasmussen’s latest temperature-taking of likely voters: Toomey 45, Specter 40.