Ive heard Obama speaking about taxing the rich, why hasnt he? If the rich are taxed harder theyll start working more. At the same time the government can use the extra tax income to employ people, building roads,bridges etc. maintain buidlings. Then they can employ construction workers and increase the demand. The tricke-down concept dosent work since the rich arent spending money to keep the demand up. With more taxes the rich will also start working more.