In reality, the change in Capital Gains taxes is going to hit those who are retired harder than the rich, by far. Most retirement accounts depend on Capital Gains, be they IRAs, Roths or 401 Ks. It was bad enough to have SS rob us of money we could have put into retirement accounts where it would have grown.
The company I worked for had what is called a Capital Accumulation Program, or CAP that they contributed 3% and you could contribute up to 15% for a total of 18% per year. Side by side, in just a few year the CPA was worth far, far more than my SS would ever pay out. Now the big government types are trying (have been trying for some time) to take over private retirement accounts. They are waiting for the economy/market to tank,