House Democrats are all wrong with their half trillion dollar tax on the rich to pay for healthcare reform legislation. Their plan to have a one, two and three percent surcharge on the income of wealthy Americans depending on those Americans income level which in later years will rise to a two, three and five percent surcharge tax is completely wrong. It is unfair to wealthy Americans because with the repeal of the Bush tax cuts on these Americans they will be paying maximum tax rates from a fairness standpoint. What the country is seeing here is the Democrats taking the short-term politically easy way out here, they know the rich in America only number a minority number of voters so come election time they wont lose that many votes with this move. The House Democrats are foolish here because Rich Americans can afford to make political contributions and they can decide to abandon the liberals behind this move and support moderate and conservative candidates and give Democrat liberals a real wooping in future elections. Moreover, most new job creation in America comes from small businesses, and this healthcare surcharge tax on the wealthy will fall on small business, in part, so Democrats with their tax move here will be undermining job creation which is a mega-dumb idea with the unemployment rate projected to top ten percent by years end. The perplexing thing about the House Democrats move here is that advocates for Healthcare Reform have put forth fair tax related increase ideas for wealthy Americans. The initiative to limit health care insurance premium exclusions from taxable income for the wealthy to amounts that ordinary Americans that have high deductable health insurance plans receive is fair because as it turns out now these wealthy Americans are receiving a tax benefit greater than these ordinary Americans with high deductable insurance are receiving and there is no justification for it in light of the fact that the government needs to raise money to pay for critically needed health care reform. Secondly, in light of the crisis America is presently in with its health care system at the brink of large numbers of employers dumping employer sponsored health care insurance and catastrophic numbers of Americans not having health care insurance resulting, Congress needs to look at its itemized deductions regulations on the wealthy to see if there is a fair way to raise money to help pay for this health care insurance crisis. It is completely fair (and this fairness does not lose its compelling nature by all the hype and exaggeration related to charities and high-priced home sales) to tweak the itemized deduction tax benefit for the top tax brackets to equate it to a slightly lower tax bracket like what has been proposed in Congress because these wealthy Americans would still be getting a tax benefit equal to what middle class Americans get. If Congress and the President get desperate on how to pay for this desperately needed health care reform legislation turn to what the U.S. government has turned to in the past, specifically a tax on luxury goods. Enact a luxury tax of like three to four percent on cars over $60,000.00, boats, airplanes, high-priced jewelry, etc.. It is fair for Congress to take this path because these are luxury items, they are not necessities if a person doesnt want to pay the tax they dont buy the luxury item. If the person wants to buy a luxury item they can help the country pay for a critical need for the American people, health care insurance. Plus it is only a three to four percent tax, for consumers spending the amount of money involved in purchasing luxury goods, three to four percent will not be a big deal; as a practical matter this tax wont be the cause of a lot of lost sales for luxury product sellers.