"just Let the TAX cuts expire for the wealthy that will take care of the problem!" YoU know idiots like that should try to use the Internet before making those stupid comments!!! Down load LIKE I did this document DIRECTLY from the IRS!!! SOI Tax Stats - Individual Statistical Tables by Size of Adjusted Gross Income It's IRS report for ALL taxpayers in 2009. Then do a little work LIKE I DID and find that the above spreadsheet shows in 2009 the IRS reported that: A) 227,202 tax returns had adjusted gross INCOMES over $1 million B) These returns combined gross adjusted gross income was $486.7 BILLION C) The taxes these returns ACTUALLY PAID PAID directly $123.7 BILLION or 25.4% of adjusted income paid in taxes--- HIGHER then any other group! D) If the $486.7 Billion was TAXED at 39.6% which was what the rate before Bush cut to 35% just a 4.6% increase.. E) The total additional TAX REVENUE in 2009 at 39.6% would generate $69.7 Billion... Obama's DEFICIT in 2009 was $1.4 TRILLION!!! SO IDIOTS YOUR TAX THE RICH at 39.6% ADDS just $69 billion or less then 4% of the DEFICIT!