Have to admit, the government is doing a great job of diverting attention away from the real issue at hand, out of control government spending. They've got most of the country fixated on who should be taxed what as the national debt continues to spiral out of control. Meanwhile Mr. Bernanke and his cohorts continue to print more money to feed this endless cycle. This will all lead the to worst of all outcomes, rampant INFLATION. Anyone who actually pays their own bills can attest to the fact that this has already begun to take root. Inflation is the hidden tax that will ironically harm the 99%'ers most of all.
I'm pretty certain that the majority of the 1%'ers would be more willing to fork over more dough if they thought for ONE SECOND that there was actually a solid plan in place to get us out of this mess we are in. Unfortunately there is no plan other than print and spend. One can see why they wouldn't be exactly jumping at the chance to throw money down the black hole. As things currently stand raising taxes on the "rich" will DO NOTHING to help, won't even make a dent, a blip on the radar. Somehow people have been fooled into thinking this is the cure all. Much more needs to be done.
How about coming up with a concrete plan first, THEN asking the wealthy to do a little more to help further that plan. Of course there is no time for that now because, as usual, those in power have managed to wait until the last minute when we face a cliff, crisis, abyss, or whatever else seems to pop up every few months or so.