IN PART BECAUSE the so-called progressives who pound the drum for it argue that it only hurts The Rich. As though The Rich are somehow less deserving than those whose needs might be more apparent.
(As I say, needs are a piss-poor determinant of deserts.)
The answer to any assertion that we should target the rich for greater punishment should be met with a hearty throwing-out-of-office of anyone making that assertion. It is positively un-American to set some of us against some others of us. End of discussion. Those who try to engage you in class warfare should be bitch-slapped down without mercy. They are evil, enemies of the People and the Republic.