I think part of the thinking for the new taxes to be placed on bank is coming from the obscene bonuses many bankers are receiving. Think about it. Bonuses are a big part of business as it should be, but they are supposed to be tied to positive performance. If I understand the world of corporations, the companies are really owned by the common share holders. If this is so, then all of the big bonus money paid to non-performing officials, approved by the boards, is actually stealing money that belongs to the common share holder. I think many board members do not know this. I recently heard reported on FOX this comment by one board member: "Screw the common share holder". This makes me wonder.
Both political parties are out of control. In the past we had the option to tax and spent paying as we go, or borrowed and spent delaying payment for our kids. The problem now is because of corporate and political decisions made from greed over the past few decades, spending is so far out of control that no amount of tax increases will solve the problem. The sooner we allow our economy to fall to a level supported by our capicity to support ourselves, the sooner we can get through the tough times awaiting us and start real growth. Good luck.