Why is it so bad to tax the wealthiest of the wealthy at this point? It's absolutely ridiculous to see people consider that class warfare. First of all, it's not warfare. We're not going out and putting guns to the heads of these people and making them pay more taxes. What kind of a planet are you living on to think that it has escalated to that level. It's not war! Second of all, most of them aren't really job creators, okay? Their companies are the real creators. Companies hire people.
Taxes are a sacrifice that everyone has to make. Whatever my taxes are, they can take what they want (a reasonable amount, not asking for 75% of my income going to the government). They're not going to fix or build bridges, roads, and schools if they don't have taxes. If we keep lowering taxes (especially on the wealthiest) the actual citizens are going to have to do that stuff themselves. Quite frankly, I don't want to be woken up at 6 am by a phone call from the government saying "Hey, the bridge 3 blocks from you is down. Get over here and bring a shovel." That is why we pay taxes.
Taxes are a service. We've been doing it ever since we became a country. And don't give me that "well that's socialism/communism/(insert radical left wing ideology)" It's not! For crying out loud, their asking for 3%. That's 1 more than 2%. What's so hard to understand?
I know that taxes affect prices, but is that increase really going to affect us that much? Geez. I'd spend another dollar on whatever product I'm buying if it's being made by an American instead of someone in a sweatshop or whatever in another country. It really isn't that hard. Seriously, why can't a company like Wal-Mart make a 2% profit or whatever it is on goods? According to them if they can't make 3% apparently it's a tragedy of biblical proportions. Just get a grip on it!