Noting that wealthier Americans would indeed pay more, Biden said: "It's time to be patriotic ... time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut."
Which makes all their appointments interesting:
The failure by the former Senate majority leader to pay taxes on the free use of a car and driver for several years, first reported Friday by ABC News, complicates Daschle's nomination and erodes the chances that it will sail through the Senate.
Daschle said tonight he did not realize his car service was income and not a gift from a good friend.
After the closed-door session, the Democratic senators on the Finance Committee expressed support en masse for their former colleague.
"There is a completely understandable, rational, reasonable and acceptable explanation" for his mistakes," Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said.
As I said earlier, how scary is it for a $700 billion bailout being run by a guy who can't figure out how to use TurboTax.