I am not one of the one percenters, but was probably one of the ten percenters. I continued working full time because I enjoyed my work. However, once I realized that, due to other income, my entire salary was being taxed by the IRS, and saw what they were demanding from me each month, I resigned. Now I hunt, fish, and garden. Without the heavy hand of federal taxation I would still be working, and they would receive more in income taxes from me than they currently do. I suspect many of the most productive who will be targeted by these proposed tax increases will do the same as I did. They are most likely to have the option of simply living off of what they have already earned and going Gault.