DagNabbit wrote: "The rich will pay more. They'll live. The middle class will go back to where they were. They'll live, too. $2000 a year is not going to kill anyone. It's $18 a paycheck."
In order for $2,000 a year to amount to only $18 a paycheck, you would have to get paid 111 times per year.
I get paid every other week (26 times per year), so $2,000 will come to $76.92 per paycheck. I'll live, but we will have to cut back on unnecessary expenses such as eating out. If millions of other families do the same, how many restaurant workers will be out of a job?