Would the poor miss 5%?
I mean that's, what, 20 cents? They don't need that, especially since American poor is wealthy compared to the poor of other countries.
I hope all you lefties are thinking this class-warfare though long-term, because from the global perspective, America as a whole, all of us, even the bums on the street, are "the rich".
I can see an African consulate in the UN "yeah, tax those greedy Americans, they don't need all that money anyway".