As one reporter observed after the briefing, “Did you notice all the questions about taxes came from reporters making over $250,000 a year, especially the TV guys?”
Check out BREAKING: Press Corps Incredulous That Obama Budget Reflects Campaign Promises at fivethirtyeight.com. Silver points out how the press corps has soaked up every bit of Joe the Plumber rhetoric as if it were somehow textbook economics.
(CBS’s Chip) Reid: On jobs, which is the big complaint up on Capitol Hill right now from Republicans, that this plan is a job-killer. I mean, the $787 billion plan was all about jobs, more than anything else. And now you have a plan in place that — how can you possibly tax people making people over $250,000 something like $667 billion over the next ten years and not have a downward effect on jobs?
Gibbs: Well, Chip, how did it work in 1994 and 1995 and 1996 and 1997?