The United States is actually more dependent on rich people to pay taxes than even many of the more socialized economies of Europe. According to the Tax Foundation, the United States gets 45 percent of its total taxes from the top 10 percent of tax filers, whereas the international average in industrialized nations is 32 percent. America’s rich carry a larger share of the tax burden than do the rich in Belgium (25 percent), Germany (31 percent), France (28 percent), and even Sweden (27 percent)."
Amazing isn't it. TEN percent of the population paying almost 50% of the freight. Who cares if they move their wealth offshore, move their businesses to tax friendlier countries like Switzerland, so long as the parasites get their free Obama phone in order to text their homie in the cardboard box next to them.
Liberals are NEVER satisfied with the tax rate until it hits 100%. Dad always said that liberals would bitch if they were hung with a new rope. Maybe one day, we'll get to find out.