A tax increase on the "wealthy" does not benefit the middle class. For one thing, what is the criteria for classifying one as wealthy? There are many people classed as middle class, who dabble in the stock market. Take for instance, mutual funds. Mutual funds are always dynamic. The brokers managing these funds are always selling and buying new stocks and bonds within these mutual funds. At tax time, owners of these mutual funds will be faced with capital gains distributions that they didn't even realize, especially if they re-invest their earnings. So if the long term capital gains taxes go up from 15% to even higher, that hurts these same middle class earners. Obama's plan is flawed, but he is aiming this plan against those of us, who actually work for a living and enjoy owning stocks, bonds, equities, municipal bonds, reits, you name it, we rank and file people are getting the shaft both ways, not only from owning the stocks and as consumers of a product. Taxing the business owners only makes the businesses pass down higher taxes to us the consumers.
You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.
there is no rational argument that the top 1% use more of the federal services than they pay for. Indeed, the top 1% pay many hundreds of dollars for what they get compared to the bottom 50% who generally are getting federal services for free
so when Pimps like Obama and his fluffers say that the rich don't pay their fair share-they are objectively lying