It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
If you want to close the loopholes that allow these people to "hide" that money, that's one thing. You MIGHT even get me to agree to some of those closures. What you will not EVER get me to agree to is raising taxes on a group that already pays a much higher percentage of the overall revenue of the Government than any other group in the country; and do so in a disproportionate ratio to their percentage of the population.
Again, if we would be willing to REDUCE THE ILLEGAL, IMMORAL, and UNCONSTITUTIONAL spending, and we still need more revenue, I'll stand right there with you and demand that MY OWN TAXES be RAISED. However, while we are spending on these items which were never intended to be part of the Federal Budget, I will not agre to a single penny of additional revenue for the Federal Government.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius