The tax fight should not be about who *deserves* breaks, it should be about fairness, just like the President says. I think it could be won on those terms, if we have the nerve to fight over what is *fair*. Is it fair that big corporate donors pay nothing? Is it fair that some people pay nothing or that others get a refund having paid in zero? Is it fair that those in the middle can’t escape the higher rates with fancy tax strategies and loopholes paid for with campaign cash?
Screw the rich if they want special favors, fairness should be all citizens treated the same. The end game (far down the road) should be one rate no deductions.