I heard the same rant about the 40,000 on Rush, I've forgoten who the "expert" he brought on was, I'd want to see the source for any numbers before I believe them.
I often hear similar stuff about the US as a whole, small minority paying all the taxes. What they don't say is that they are only talking about income taxes. Also not mentioned is that if you are grossing 600 million and you pay 30 % yes, it's going to be a lot more than someone making 600 thousand. Good they can afford it. Especilally if they did nothing more than be born to get it. The figures showing the change in disparity between the bottom 4/5 of population and the top .01% is pretty amazing too. The rich have gotten very rich and the middle has stagnated.
On to some poll numbers.
For now the public at large is mostly positive over the budget plan. Sharply devided on party lines. Scary to think that the Republican pary is led by a ex drug adict who has severe personality problems who screams and yells on TV in phychotic rages.