I will try to explain it to you so you can understand
what drives the deficit? it is too much spending
why do politicians spend too much
because the voters reward them with votes
How do we change that behavior?
taxing the rich more will not
indeed-taxing the rich more will allow big spending politicians to tell their constituents that the politicians NOW have the ability to spend even more to buy the votes of their faithful since the government NOW has more money to spend on the voters
saying the rich should pay EVEN MORE while everyone else retains their tax cuts is a message to the masses that they don't have a duty to help with the deficit-after all that will be handled by taxing the rich more