Christian_Dem_NY, a commenter over at Open Left has an idea,
… Enact a tax that applies ONLY to those that make $250,000 or more per year, and that only raises their top rate to 50% (which was the LOWEST rate under Reagan). Name that tax the “Bush Iraq Debt” tax, and use every penny from that tax to pay down the portion of the national debt that was created by Bush’s war (with a built-in “self destruct” feature that makes the tax expire once Bush’s war has been fully paid for). The teabaggers and Faux Noise and the rest of the right-wing noise machine will act as though Obama is the second coming of Stalin… but when grassroots Republicans get pissed off about the tax increase, they will look at that name “Bush Iraq Debt” tax and ask themselves: “Whom should I really blame for this tax? The man who spent the money to attack the wrong nation [Bush] or the man who just collected the money to get us out of debt [Obama]?”
This is an excellent idea. People do not know who is responsible for the massive deficits and debt. The Republicans are engineering them toward blaming Obama. So let’s tell them in a way that makes a LOT of noise.
Dems in Congress can also submit bills named “Bush Bank Bailout Tax,” the “Bush Tax Cut For The Rich Debt Tax,” “Republican Borrowing Payoff Tax,” “Republicans Moved Factories and Jobs To China And Borrowed Trillions Tax,” etc. The Republicans will have a shitstorm and the resulting argument will reach all the way to regular people at the kitchen table.
All it takes is ONE Dem to introduce the bill and start the noise. Alan Grayson, for example?