A man asks a woman if she would have sex with him for $100,000.
"Sure!" she replies.
"Really? How about ten dollars?" he asks.
"Hey, what do you think I am, a whore?" she protests.
"We've already established what you are," he answers. "Now we're negotiating your fee."
I'm reminded of this by the news that John Boehner wants a vote in the House on his Plan B, which would raise taxes on those earning over $1 million a year. If the bill passes, we can all say "Great! The Republicans have finally conceded that taxes have to go up on the rich. Now we only have to agree on where to draw the line."