Raising taxes on the Rich would be one of the best ways to close the gap between the rich and the poor.
Where are all these "jobs" that they promised the Bush tax cuts for billionaires and millioniares was going to create? The emperor has no clothes. There is much anger in America over the disparity in wealth. No jobs are being created beside a few butler and maid jobs, but even those go to illegal immigrants.
The wealthy already overpay their fair share. Obama would like you to think otherwise. The president is just being devisive. Can't you recognize the political mind games this president is playing with you? Obama would like you to be jealous of others just for the purpose of manipulation.
We don't have a spending problem.
We have too many rich people !!
If we can reduce the number of rich people AND then reduce the opportunities to become rich then we have reached the pinacle of Liberalism !
Raising taxes on the rich will finance this bloated government for 8 days. And that's if you take 100% of the wealth from the rich. 23 million people out of work for 4 years. And another 40% pay no income taxes at all. Value of the dollar is falling while median incomes also continue to fall. 30 years of government sponsored offshoring by corporate america is the problem. Until the people get washington lawmakers to start working for the people instead of corporate america, you are doomed. Corporations spend billions each year lobbying our congressmen while the american people have small lobbying groups in washington that are dependent on the american people for donations. The system is rigged and you're fkd.