This message got pulled into his friendfeed stream where the bulk of the comments occurred. Though some commenters also chose to republish to twitter from friendfeed so the debate could go on in both places. This is one important problem to these great debates, they're hard to follow, because they jump platforms so quickly.
Are you saying the rich already pay their fair share? Or their taxes need to be increased to pay their fair share? - Brian Newman
My contribution: The issue of rich v. poor is old fashioned class warfare, used for votes, but really not all that helpful in the discussion. A fairer and flatter tax would feature an eliminatin of special exeptions, a tax that's easy to understand, and hard to cheat. It's my opinion that consumption or sales taxes would fit this mold better than income or property. Daltonsbriefs