'Raising Taxes?' Is That What the Kids Are Calling It Now?

Apparently the pre-Bush tax levels were "normal," so any future tax raises would not be tax raises, they would be ... not tax raises. They would not exist in space-time.

The question that should occur to the people like us who ... question things:

As tax rates have changed countless times in this country's history, how do you decide which era was "normal?" Can I go back to 1874? I think that would be a cool year for a "baseline."

Mika Brzezinski isn't the only person continually employing this argument either, and I would Google the others, but I assume you are already bored.