If you are talking about increasing taxes on the wealthy, I still disagree, but for different reasons. Again, I point to the difference in types of taxes. We are already in a progressive system. Throwing more money at the government to play around with doesn't equal giving to those in need. If we cut out wasteful spending and managed better, there is already enough money to assist those in need.
I'm all for chipping in when times are tough, but we are already chipping in plenty, it's just getting eaten by the middle man.