So lets say we raise taxes, for example, 20% on all rich people, by Obama's definition over 250K, including all businesses that had 250K total worth. What will it fix? So that money is taken out of the private sector, and put into the pockets of government. Then what? It's dispersed out to poor people? Put into infrastructure? Simply put towards the debt? Used to hire even more bureaucrats? That money would have ended up somewhere anyway. So why even insert a middle man (government) to take it, then dispense it, rather than let the private citizens disperse it themselves? What will "tax the rich" fix? Poor people will still be poor. Hungry people still hungry. Ugly people still ugly. Crazy Arabs are still gonna want to bomb us. Our borders will stay open. People are still gonna bitch about inequality. What is it truly gonna fix? The only way we'll "fix" our country is: 1- Stop acting like damn victims all the time 2- Realize globalism won out, so we'll have to work as hard as foreigners do now, for less money and benefits. Reality is here. 3- Spending more than taken in is bad math. 4- No one owes you or I anything. Only our individual efforts will give us hope. 5- There is a place for morality in America. Tolerance of all things isn't good. We need norms and standards for society. So, go ahead Obama. Tax the rich. And it wont do anything.