BILL KRISTOL: The leadership in the Republican party and the leadership in the conservative movement have to pull back. Let people float new ideas, let’s have a serious debate. Don’t scream and yell when one person says, ‘You know what? It won’t kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires.’ It really won’t, I don’t think.
I don’t really understand why Republicans don’t take Obama’s offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000 – make it $500,000, make it a million. Really? The Republican Party is going to fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires, half of whom voted Democratic and half of whom live in Hollywood and are hostile to Republican principles.
What these guys fail to realize is that Obama is already raising taxes on people below $250,000. All this is smoke and mirrors because it has no meaning because Obama will tax across the board.