Last week President Obama took to the White House Rose Garden, appearing before the very doorknobs that may be hitting him in the ass next November, to talk debt and taxes.

Last week President Obama took to the White House Rose Garden, appearing before the very doorknobs that may be hitting him in the ass next November, to talk debt and taxes.

ď[My] plan reduces our debt by more than $4 trillion and achieves these savings in a way that is fair Ö either we gut education and medical research or weíve got to reform the tax code so that the most profitable corporations have to give up tax loopholes that other companies donít get. We canít afford to do both. This is not class warfare; itís math,Ē Obama said.

Thatís how youíre going to sell your program to Americans? Itís not war, the thing weíre best at, but math, the thing weíre 32nd out of 65 in the world at. Or, as Americans like to think of it, the top ten percent.

The president has finally drawn a stark policy difference between himself and his opponents. We either raise taxes on the wealthy or risk the very fabric of our 70-year social safety net.

Republicans must be able to counter this by putting a human face on the burden this will place on our nationís most vulnerable wealthy. Cue Louisiana Congressman ó and small business owner of 33 Subway sandwich shops that earned him more than $6 million last year ó John Fleming.

ďThe amount that I have to reinvest in my business and feed my family is more like $600,000 of that $6.3 million. So by the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 to invest in new locations,Ē Fleming said.

Letís ignore for a moment that this gentleman has an incredibly crappy accountant who has advised him to pay personal income tax on money he reinvests in his business. Letís blow past the fact that under Obamaís plan, instead of having $400,000 to upgrade his stores and buy equipment, heíd have $381,000.

Letís focus on the $200,000 a year you say it takes to feed your family. Now, Iím going to tell you something you may not know, Mr. Fleming. There is a place where you can buy a full 12 inches of meaty sub deliciousness for $5.

By my calculations, $200,000 will buy you 40,000 feet of food. Thatís eight miles of room-temperature, honey-cured (technically) turkey. Perhaps youíve heard of these places; theyíre everywhere!

So taxes go up, and you may find yourself more than 20 sandwich lengths from the nearest Subway ó where it always smells like a loaf of bread took a dump ó but there is sadly only one Papa Bear.

ďMy corporations employ scores of people. They depend on me to do what I do so they can make a nice salary. If Barack Obama begins taxing me more excessively, I donít know how much longer Iím going to do this. I like my job, but thereís a point when taxation becomes oppressive,Ē said Bill OíReilly.

So if taxes are raised, Bill OíReilly might quit his Fox job? That sound like a win-win to me.