The real core problem here though is the attempt to find more revenue from within the income-tax system itself.
So a wealthy person in the 33 percent income-tax bracket would have to pay a 33 percent tax on stock dividends.
He then segues to a declaration that Mitt Romney must release his income-tax returns.
The question becomes even more painful in light of the current distribution of the income-tax burden.
The income-tax proposals, however, would affect not just millionaires but families earning more than $250,000.
The bald patch was out of sight, and the smile would have softened the heart of an income-tax assessor.
If the income-tax returns are to be trusted this proportion is far too high.
"You will soon be able to get work," said the Kingston magistrate to a man summoned for income-tax.
"And the income-tax will mean something to 'em, too," said Sir Morell Strachey.
Not even munition-makers will, if it's true that the income-tax is going to be quadrupled next year.