Raising taxes DOES NOT generate more income for the government. This has been proven in the past . KENNEDY, Clinton, and Bush lowered taxes and the country received MORE revenue. nobama has raised taxes and has tax revenue increased substantially--NO. Most people, with 1/2 a brain no that if we tax more the government will spend even more and taking money out of the private economy to fund government programs does NOT work. The government wastes about 30% of every dollar spent in mismanagement, bureaucracy, and graft. Name one thing the government does well other than the military--how is AMTRACK doing, or the Post Office(even with a monopoly), or the IRS, or TSA, or the EPA? Go out into the REAL world.