This idea of Obama's is little more then him trying to look good for the history books.
The estimate is this tax will generate an extra $32 billion per year. Big deal. It will hardly put a dent in the deficit.
But people - like on here - will probably support it out of envy and resentment...they resent the rich and want the government to punish them as much as possible.
That is what this is about...envy and resentment.