It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
Nancy Pelosi has been attacked more for her policies and politics than who she is as a human being.
But this has what the left has made America. If there is any Republican who might be a candidate for the Presidency they are immediately set upon by the low info leftists who savage these people personally, say they are 'afraid', but are never intelligent or well informed enough to ever discuss actual policies. This deliberate dumbing down of the American voter is costing the country dearly.
If conservatives try real hard to pretend that Palin has an IQ over 80, maybe people with 80 IQs will believe them.