I agree both sides of the equation needs to be looked at. It isn't so simple as that, You have to consider other govt taxes we pay that are not federal.
Consider this. If someone pays more federal income tax, they have less pocket money to spend. Local and State sales tax goes down. leaving them will less revenue. So local, State needs to raise revenue or cut spending. So Hay, how do you respond to this.
You happy just trying to make the feds happy and you dont care about your local situation