All of the below comments have truth and merit. However, I also observe that many Americans do not believe that taxing the rich will solve the fiscal problems. But they do feel that the "rich" that have received so much benefit from the bailouts, i.e. banks, politicians, phony solar energy projects, movie celebs, thug sports stars, etc.etc. etc., need to have it "stuck" to them, and so they will have less. No other way to retaliate against them, that many many feel have exploited our system. They know they will not get it all from them, but at least some. Right or wrong, this feeling is increasing, I fear.