For whatever reason, people seem to have difficulty understanding what it means if we keep the Bush tax cuts for the rich. I could give you lots of boring numbers, but maybe this will drive the point home for you:
If the Bush tax cuts for the rich are retained, J.D. Drew, Boston Red Sox outfielder, will keep an extra $644,000 in 2011.
J.D. Drew hit .255 with 22 home runs and 68 RBI in 2010. Not bad, but nothing exceptional. He will make $14,000,000 in 2011, money that comes from the fans’ pockets via ticket sales, TV subscriptions, $8 beers, and the like. Maybe, just maybe, he can afford to give some of that back.