If you believe in new taxes on the rich you're a fool. They won't help anything. You won't get any more money from the rich because they are wealthy enough to hide their income. History is replete with evidence of this if you'd bother to look for it. But the supporters of this idea don't care. They don't want it to happen to get more money for the government, they want to do it to punish the rich for having more than they do. They only want Victor's goat to die. To them that's what's 'fair'.
This is no way to run a country. It will only lead to bad things. It's a very big mistake to base a policy on envy or vengeance or whatever it is that's driving that thinking. Supporters of new taxes hate the rich for being rich, but what they fail to realize is that after 4 years of being called villains for earning an honest living, the rich are getting pretty annoyed with them too. And the rich won't lay back and take this abuse forever.
Personally I'm already at the point where I want to tell the liberal left to go F*** itself. I can't ask about someone's politics directly in an interview but I absolutely can get to the core of how they think, and that tells me what their politics are. So in an environment like this, do you imagine I'm going to hire members of the liberal left to do anything?! Not a chance. They can all go back to their morally superior unemployment lines and proclaim me to be the worst person in the world for all I care.
This feeling is already more popular than most people imagine. And when it becomes a politically acceptable alternative for the right, then the leftist celebration is over. The rich here will begin acting precisely the way the rich do in countries where the left has similar political motives - like Argentina, or Brazil, or Mexico. Here like there, you can't treat employers like $4it and expect them to thank you for it.
America has always been different. And if you're one of those people who wants to make America more like the rest of the world, be careful what you wish for. You can't run this country without the private sector. And from the perspective of an employer, at this point the downside of excluding you is beginning to seem smaller than the downside of giving you what you want.
Seriously... you leftist politicians had better be a little more careful what you wish for. Because if you aren't careful, "the rich" are going to give it to you. And then you'll really be screwed.