Obama and friends need to wake up and realize that calling tax breaks for the top income earners of the country 'unfair' is not the way to sell the idea of shared sacrifice through tax revenues! Conservatives aren't moved these days by appeals to fairness. It falls upon deaf ears and heads full of Friedman economics. The way to sell this is by shouting out the hard factualized reality which lies at the heart of the matter.
Billionaires do not ascend to monetary Mt. Olympus as solitary achievers. Although they routinely disseminate this shallow pretense, it is workers who create the majority of economic value by their work. It's the fist and arm of labor that generates most profits. Then, ironically, they gratefully morph into consumers to justify those same profits at the nation's malls, buying back what they just produced. And the community of citizens-at-large maintains the vaunted playing fields and infrastructure of the free market place... and capitalism's celebrated baronial elite strut like feverish roosters, crowing about their well-deserved successes on dung heaps of fallen glories... and this economic mystery re-emerges again and again to woeful sobs of "tax cuts for those who create the jobs!"
The emperor has no clothes and he's getting sloppy about covering his grand ruse. The time for renewed class awareness is today or our children will curse the past in shanty towns through all their sad tomorrows.