Pelosi: ‘Do Your Patriotic Duty’ and Raise Taxes

by Nathaniel Botwinick

Nancy Pelosi’s pitch for voting for the tax increases in the fiscal cliff deal: “Let us all be patriotic tonight. Support our middle class. Support our democracy. Vote aye.” If this sounds familiar, both the President and Vice President have framed tax hikes in similar terms, that “it’s time to be patriotic,” and pay more taxes.