Be Patriotic, Or Else!
This is a wonderful formulation. Suddenly patriotism becomes compulsory.
After all, taxes aren't something we "ask" the wealthy, or anyone else to pay. It is demanded of them and us by law. Whatever the tax rate is, that is what citizens are required to pay.
Anyone who cares to is free to pay the government more than is required. That could be legitimately considered patriotic. Dumb but patriotic.
But voting to raise other peoples tax rates? Not so much.
Its kind of like compulsory volunteerism. Once you've coerced it, it ain't volunteering. What Klein and Biden are talking about isn't patriotism. It's subjugation.