Michelle Bachmann: "Part of the problem is
today, only 53% pay any federal income tax at all; 47% pay nothing," the
former federal tax attorney said. "We need to broaden the base
everybody pays something, even if it's a dollar."
Paul Ryan: "We need to lower tax rates for corporations and individuals, and broaden the tax base
This is why Republicans are winning at politics right now: they are euphemism machines. Taxing the rich? That's "class warfare". Taxing the poor? That's "broadening the base". That they can say both with a straight face? That's the scary part.