This from the article: "The top 1 percent of earners paid 41 percent of California income taxes in 2010."
Well, THERE'S THE PROBLEM! Clearly, these evil, selfish, uncaring individuals just aren't paying "their fair share." (here one should cue the absurdity of bringing in Warren Buffett's secretary, who is estimated to make $150K or so in straight salary, and compare her rate as if she's a secretary making, say, $30K or so against that of Buffett, who has shrewdly arranged his finances to avoid the taxes he so voluably argues should be raised).
Liberals - clueless, self-serving, but ever convinced of their moral superiority.