Let me see if I understand this. In order to make spending cuts the Democrats want to raise taxes by $1.5 Trillion. But, the entire revenues collected in 2010 from personal and business income taxes was just $1.4 Trillion. http://www.usgovernmentrevenue.com/#usgs302a So, the Democrats want to double income taxes? But since it is only on the "rich" they will have to what? Triple or quadruple taxes? Are people just blind to what is being proposed or am I missing something? It seems to me that increasing taxes is minuscule compared what needs to be cut from spending and is only going to put the economy into a downward spiral.