"Good times. Today, though, we're getting a rerun. The subject at hand is the Bush tax cuts, and the question is who exactly will get hurt if we go ahead and keep the cuts intact for middle income earners but let them expire for the rich. The obvious answer is, 'the rich,' but it turns out that, just as there are small farmers begging for our sympathy, there are small rich too: namely an alleged army of hardworking, salt-of-the-earth small business owners who would also end up paying higher tax rates. 'To those who are pushing the higher marginal rates,' thundered Sen. Chuck Grassley (R–Iowa) earlier this week, 'I say the burden is on you to show that you are not harming our primary job creators, small business.'
"OK then. Let's show it."