I've read a few posts here recently suggesting that we should DRAMATICALLY increase tax rates on the 'rich' (take more money from those who earned it, for distribution to those the government decides are more worthy) to pay for government programs, deficits, etc. So... do higher taxes result in more government receipts? Ummm... no. At least, not according to U.S. history. Once again everyone, the problem is not INCOME... the problem is SPENDING. We have a spending problem, and we've got to get serious about slashing our spending.