Unlike mega, I actually voted for this compromise. Again, this is not a measure removing anyone who pays the lower tax rates. Nor within the compromise, as described, do the rich get more power. In fact, I would say that this compromise benefits the middle class the most.
My rationale for voting yes is this. Those who do not functionally support our government should be limited in their voice in that government. Remember, a net taxpayer only has to put in more than they get out in direct deductions or credits. It is the same as our fighting motto during the Revolutionary War "no taxation without representation" only stated as "no representation without taxation." Mind you the all social groups could just as easily get enough tax breaks and deductions to remove them from the net taxpayer "bracket."
I don't understand why we do allow those who do not pay for the government to get a voice. I have no problem with helping the poor or the needed and even lowering their tax brackets appropriately. If we are a government of the people, by the people, and for the people then I see no reason why taxation can't be a standard to use to define "of" and "by."