An interesting idea brought to us by the liberal former governor of Vermont Howard Dean - the man who brought us the scream heard around the world when he ran for president.
Dean, says, let's face it America - taxes need to go up for everyone. It might not be what you expect from someone like Dean. It's certainly not the President's position or the position of most Americans.
Another new poll released Thursday shows most Americans like the president's idea, of only raising taxes on the top 2% - individuals making over $200,000 or families making over $250,000.
But according to the Congressional Research Service, that tax hike would only give us $678 billion over 10 years.
Remember America is $16 trillion in the hole. If we go with Howard Dean's idea - that gets us $2.8 trillion - about 17% of our debt.
Adam Davidson, co-founder of NPR's Planet Money did the math and wrote in the New York Times, "Increasing the middle-class tax burden an additional 8 percent ... would actually have a bigger impact than taxing millionaires at 100 percent."
With no breakthrough today in the fiscal cliff negotiations could this be a starting point?
Out front tonight: Republican Congressman James Lankford of Oklahoma - incoming chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, the fifth-ranking position within in the House GOP leadership line-up.