Again. Republicans should agree to raise taxes, eliminating loopholes and through raising rates. However, the criteria for determining who should pay more needs to change. It should not be based on who earns the most money. The criteria should be based on the type of profession!
Adam Smith in "The Wealth of Nations" describes two kinds of professions - those who create new wealth and those who create no wealth.
Tax the non-wealth creators all you want and the economy will not be affected. Examples of professions in this category include hedge funds, stock brokers, lobbyists, actors, football players, union officials, government employees, pundits and community organizers.
Lower taxes on - manufacturers, miners, farmers ...