Approximately 49% of people in United States pay no income tax. Many of them receive free money when filing tax returns due to the bogus earned income tax credit and other scams built into the tax code which turn it into welfare for the bottom half of earners. Coincidentally, the bottom half of earners tend to vote Democrat more often than not.
Instead of divisive meaningless buffett rule proposals from Obama, which are clearly meant to do nothing more than divide people, how about a buffet proposal? Buffet as in people who've lineup to eat as much as they possibly can without concern of the consequences. Since the bottom 49% treat the United States treasury like and all you can steal buffet anyways, why not a proposal to stop the madness? For example, why not a minimum income tax? Why not a guarantee that you pay a certain minimum, and receive nothing unless you pay that minimum.