Here is what we would suggest to Mr. Fleischer. He should ask all those top 20% ers to change places with the bottom 20% ers, you know, the ones that don't have to pay any income taxes because they are too poor. See how many take him up on this. We' re betting that number is between 0 and 1.
Here is Richard Cohen in the Washington Post describing a typical Conservative with respect to the subject of how government has been vital to a person's life.
My boyhood friend Jack became a doctor — and a conservative. He had gone to public schools, attended college with the help of a government scholarship, went to medical school on the Army’s dime, and learned his specialty in military hospitals. He insisted that the government had done nothing for him. In that way, he is both the soul and the wit of the Republican Party.