The Standard links to Paul Ryan on Hardball. Matthews is banging the table, as are his fellow Democrats, and Democratic operatives, that it is fair to raise taxes on people who make more than $250,000 per year. In the abstract that rings true. Ryan replies by noting that those taxes, in fact, hit small businesses because of how our tax system works.
Would it be worth noting that the tax rate for such people will be raised to roughly 40%> (In 1995, Americans said that taxes should top off at 25% for people making $200,000 per year Here's some recent related polling.) I suspect that pointing out that the effective tax rate for the wealthy in places like New York is getting close to 60% would be worth noting.