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Take a look at the video of Elizabeth Warren talking about taxes that Michael Bersin posted today if you want to understand why the Buffet rule involves the issue of fairness. Then consider the following fact about anti-tax crusaders Vicky Hartzler, Sam Graves, Blaine Luetkemeyer and Billy Long:

Just a few of the small-minded, mean-minded and very wealthy Missourians who are busy working middle class Missourians over. As for the case that Elizabeth Warren makes for asking these folks to finally pay their fair share, I echo Steve Benen’s longing for principled, articulate Democrats:

… if more Democrats were able to make the case for the underlying social contract as effectively, our discourse would be vastly less mind-numbing.

To quote Michael Bersin: “Any questions, Claire?”