Britain actually tried taxing 95% of the high income earners at which time the rock stars moved elsewhere, notably the States. Because there is a theoretical 91% on the books does not mean anyone pays it. The rich will either find their way around high taxes or, as in the case of Britain, leave. The Middle Class will always pay for big government and that should be obvious enough now to be generally accepted as fact. If the rich are smart enough to make the money they'll be smart enough to keep it. Best look for another option, like cutting government spending.