Or do we instead increase the taxes levied on all the people of this country, without increasing the goods and services we receive? If MY taxes go up, I want something for it. My car payments don't suddenly rise, with nothing to show. If MY taxes go up, i want foodstamps, free child care programs, SOMETHING. Make no mistake, a tax on one group is a tax on all. If MY taxes go up, as a middle classer, I can no longer afford the lifestyle I have, and will cut back on my spending. Multiply that across the board, and what you have, is less purchasing power in the hands of americans. So, we tax the rich, instead, right? They've got plenty to give. But they are going to do the same thing I would, plus one. They are going to protect themselves from that additional cost of living in this country, believe me. It's going to come in the form of increases in products and services offered by the companies those people own, and it's going to come in the form of, if rich guy brings home 400,000 less this year, he's not going to be buying that sweet Porsche GT3 this year. Less money in the market always means a poorer market. There is no escaping this.