What's the difference? Get over your envy and deal with the real issue, which is that we need to lower deficits and part of that is raising revenue. Millionaires can afford to pay more without affecting their lifestyles, unlike the middle class and poor. They are also among the very few who have actually prosphered throughout the Great Recession, AND they are paying at a FAR lower rate than they have since the 1940s. It's a no brainer.