It's a funny old world
Pundits on the left decry the evil "deficit hawks" and demand more stimulus. They however are in favor of raising taxes on "the rich" because somehow it won't hurt economic activity and hey, we gotta start on that deficit sometime, right?
Pundits on the right decry deficits but also oppose raising taxes on "the rich".
(I am sorry for the quotation marks but a two earner family of 4 or 5 whose parents' combined income is $250,001 is not really rich!!)
Intellectual consistency is apparently far too heavy of a burden to impose on our chattering classes.