Here's a metaphor for you.
Do you remember one of the most powerful scenes in movie history? "I coulda been a contenda" from Marlon Brando's "On the Waterfront". Millions wept. Of course, Mr. Brando's future was tanked by his brother's union, not a wicked free market. But it was tragedy all the same, as the wicked who hunger for power (the euphemism for M-O-N-E-Y) will stop at nothing.
Power is not much good without massive money. The ruling class has just about run its course of massive borrowing, so what's to do? MASSIVE taxation.