Look, the bottom line is probably too simple. The current birthrate in the U.S. the lowest since 1920, including among immigrant women. It takes birth to make citizens, citizens to do the work and pay taxes. The demand to raise taxes is understandable among the ignorant politicians. It's akin to saying, "Sales of Tootsie Rolls have dropped off, so let's raise the price to make up for it." Which, of course, causes a further drop in sales, then another price rise, etc. It seems idiotic, but who said progressives are sane?