" Conscientious liberal" is an oxymoron! Someone please in simple words define the term. What I know of liberals is: their hands are in other people's pockets, they want to own my property, and scoff at the Constitution and Bill of Rights as outdated. They are unwilling to pay more regardless of what Obama says! They would rather take it from the middle class. Waiting for someone to break down the 99%: what $$ is upper-middle, what is the middle $$, what is $$ for lower class and what is poverty. I am in the middle of the pack and do not need Obama's help.