What the 'Taxing the Rich' Rhetoric Really Means

When I was in college, I took a course in clinical psychology.  One day, the professor shared an experience he had with a paranoid schizophrenic patient.  In one of his first months working at a mental hospital (as they were then called), he met with the patient in his office.  The patient said, "Well, I don't feel comfortable talking to you because there is a hidden microphone in this office."  "Where is it?" my professor asked.  The patient responded: "It's hidden in the doorknob."  The professor then took apart the door knob, laid all the parts out on his desk, and said to the paranoid patient, "See, there's no microphone hidden here."  The patient looked at the parts, looked up at the ceiling, and insisted, "It's up in the light bulb!" The point of this story is that there's nothing you can do to allay the paranoid thoughts of a paranoid schizophrenic.  Those analysts who address the "tax the rich" and "the rich must pay their fair share"...(Read Full Article)